This print was pretty much made for my Matchbook office, don’t you think? Sold.
If only I worked for Christie’s! At top, auction house employee Romilly Collins had the opportunity to model the original gown Audrey Hepburn wore in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” prior to its December 2006 sale. Designed by Hepburn’s dear friend Hubert de Givenchy, the gown wound up selling for a hefty $923,187. If only I had an opportunity to slip on such cinematic history…and have it fit!
I recently read Enchantment, the Audrey Hepburn biography by Donald Spoto, and find myself more in awe of Ms. Hepburn than ever before. These old publicity shots for Breakfast at Tiffany’s taken by Howell Conant are only further evidence as to her nymph-like charm. The simple setting speaks volumes about the film, don’t you think? Open bubbly in an unpacked apartment—Holly Golightly in a nutshell!
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