What a beauty. I think that this is the dress that would make an honest woman out of Betty…
This ivory lace stunner is the garment to be named Audry Hepburn’s lucky dress, and it will very soon be set up for auction. After being noninated for an Oscar for Roman Holiday, Hepbrun wanted to wear a dress that embodied her character within the film, so she had a dress specially adapted from a costume in which she wore within her film which can be found in the final scenes with a played down matching jacket and hat combo.
For the Oscar’s Hepburn had the dress altered by studio designer Edith Head, she added her usual glamour by creating a very plunging back line and spaghetti straps. Oor Audrey apparently used to say that it was this dress that helped her earn her first – and only – Oscar and not to mention land Edith Head her own gong for Costume Design.
Ahh….to live in the land of luck and that dress. Hope the highest bidder has a big occasion to go to, this piece of Hollywood history is gonna set someone back approximately £60,000!