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Audrey Hepburn’s Wedding Dress Sold at Auction


Audrey Hepburn’s wedding dress was sold for nearly $23,000 at an auction in London. The dress was designed by the Fontana sisters in 1952 but never worn.

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Audrey Hepburn’s ivory satin wedding dress sold for nearly $23,000 at an auction in London on Tuesday.

The dress, which was designed in 1952 by the Fontana sisters, was made for Hepburn’s wedding to businessman James Hanson.

The actress ended up calling off the wedding and asked that the dress be given, “to someone who could never afford a dress like mine, the most beautiful, poor Italian girl you can find.”

The recipient was Amabile Altobella who wore the dress when she married a local farm worker.

“I have had a happy marriage, so the dress brought me luck,” Altobella said after donating it.

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