Arts Children of India, Rejoice!
posted by December 6 at 9:21 AMon
The final price tag on this famous Givenchy dress: $807,000. That was six times the pre-sale estimate and a record figure for movie memorabilia auctions. The proceeds from the sale will go to City of Joy Aid, a charity apparently endorsed by the late Ms. Hepburn which helps poor populations in India.
A few interesting points of contrast: The lightsaber wielded by Mark Hamill in Star Wars sold for $200,600, while the kangaroo-hide bull whip cracked by Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark went for a mere $43,000. The costume Daryl Hannah wore in Bladerunner went for $18,000. Unsurprisingly, the pants, vest and tie worn by Hervé Villechaize (“Tatoo”) on Fantasy Island only sold for $600.