The pink cocktail dress was worn by Audrey Hepburn in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany's’. The final price was well above the auction estimates, but the latter were low, in my opinion.
However, this was not the principal dress worn by Hepburn in the film. That one – a black Givenchy – made £467,200 last December.
The pink dress was used in the scene where Golightly learns of her brother's death and smashes crockery in a fit of grief.
The dress sold at an auction of film and entertainment memorabilia at Christie's in New York.
Also sold was a programme from John F Kennedy's Birthday Celebration in 1962 - famous for Marilyn Monroe's birthday serenade - which went for $66,000.