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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Holly Golightly's dress

The sale of Audrey Hepburn's iconic black dress from classic film Breakfast at Tiffany's is to fund 15 new educational centres in India.

The black Givenchy dress, made specifically for Hepburn's role in the 1961 movie, sold to an anonymous bidder for £467,200 at Christie's in December.

Proceeds from the sale have gone to Calcutta-based charity City of Joy Aid.

The first new educational centre is being built in Lakshmikantapur, Bengal, and will be opened later this month.

It will be equipped with computers and audio aids to help teach English to children who otherwise would never go to school.

Full story BBC 20 Feb 2007.

Holly Golightly
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