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TWO FOR THE ROAD, 1967
A PALE BLUE CLOQUE SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN
TWO FOR THE ROAD, 1967
A PALE BLUE CLOQUE SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN
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TWO FOR THE ROAD, 1967 A PALE BLUE CLOQUE SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN

GIVENCHY COUTURE, AUTUMN-WINTER, 1966-67

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TWO FOR THE ROAD, 1967 A PALE BLUE CLOQUE SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN GIVENCHY COUTURE, AUTUMN-WINTER, 1966-67 Gathered onto the neck, with wrapped cummerbund belt, couture tag 33387, worn by Audrey Hepburn in publicity portraits for the 1967 20th Century Fox production Two For The Road
Exhibited
Audrey Hepburn: Una Donna, Lo Stile, Florence, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo; Tokyo, Nihombashi-Mitsukoshi Museum and elsewhere 1999 – 2001, no. 61.
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Lot Essay

William Klein photographed Audrey Hepburn in Paris, September 1966, wearing this model, for a series of fashion-led publicity portraits to promote the release of Two For The Road. Her extraordinary hair was styled by her favoured celebrity hairdresser, Alexandre de Paris (see lot 115).

Audrey gave a second model of this gown to her lifelong friend, Tanja Star-Busmann. The pair met in London when Audrey was 21 and Tanja only 15. Over the years it became a tradition for the generous Audrey to send her friend boxes of couture and accessories. Busmann’s gown was sold at Kerry Taylor Auctions, London (December 2009, lot 313). Busmann’s gown was tagged 33517, and the present lot 33387, suggesting the lot ofered here was the earlier/primary gown and therefore is more likely to be the one used for the Klein shoot.

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