Wow. This is great, but what a crazy world we live in where one dress equals fifteen schools….
The first of more than a dozen schools to be built with the cash earned from the sale of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic black dress has opened in India.The Givenchy dress, made specifically for Hepburn’s role in the 1961 classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was auctioned at Christie’s in December.
It was sold to an anonymous bidder for £467,200 ($916,461). The money raised is to fund 15 new educational centres.
Proceeds from the sale have gone to Calcutta-based charity City of Joy Aid.
It is one of cinema’s classic moments – at the start of the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn emerges from a taxi on New York’s Fifth Avenue wearing a black silk dress to gaze at the diamonds in the windows of Tiffany and Co.
The designer Hubert de Givenchy donated the dress to the City of Joy Aid, run by French author and philanthropist Dominique Lapierre.