Wednesday, September 19, 2007
London (ANI): The Versace safety-pin dress that shot actress Elizabeth Hurley to fame is on sale for the first time at Harrods. Hurley wore the dress, a black ensemble held together by large gold safety pins, for the London premiere of then boyfriend Hugh Grant"s 1994 movie 'Four Weddings and a Funeral". The dress costs 10,690 pounds, and will be delivered to the buyer two months from the date of order. The dress is being showcased at Harrods" Timeless Luxury exhibition.
However, it is not the only famous clothing to be put on display, for the collection also includes the little black dress actress Audrey Hepburn made famous in her 1963 movie 'Charades". "The little black dress is an institution we're proud to pay homage to. Every designer since Coco Chanel has taken the concept, given it a twist and tried to put their stamp on it," the Sun quoted Martin Buckley, marketing manager at Harrods, as saying. "As the Hepburn dress proved, however old the design a little black dress will always be a stunning classic."
Mr Buckley agreed with what designer Christian Dior said in 1954 that the little black dress was every woman"s 'best friend". "Its simplicity is what women love - it can be worn for a cocktail party but also during the day. Its use is constantly evolving," Buckley said. "Women have grown to trust it because there are very few situations where it wouldn't work. "You can change the look of it very easily with a dash of colour on your shoes or some accessories. It's a girl's best friend."