Update: Every dress but one is Givenchy. The long-sleeved mini-dress, of silk and lace, is a Valentino, the same style worn by Jackie Kennedy when she married Onassis in 1968.
From an article in yesterday's New York Times:
“Like Christmas 1,000 times over,” says Tanja Star-Busmann, referring to the “cavalcade of boxes” she would receive from her friend Audrey Hepburn.
Out would spill the spoils of celluloid fame: little black dresses, sleek and sculpted or crusty with lace; slender evening gowns in fresh sorbet colors; snug hats, bobbing with tassels; and the occasional personal items from the gamine movie star, like a striped matelot sweater or a herringbone tweed coat in which she would walk her Yorkshire terrier Famous.More pictures at Kerry Taylor Auctions.
This cache of clothes, kept for over half a century, including a letter by Audrey to her friend, sharing her stage fright before her “Gigi” debut on Broadway in 1951, comes up for sale at auction next week.