The opportunity to own vintage Givenchy, Audrey Hepburn's vintage Givenchy, comes along once, maybe twice in a lifetime, including now. If you've got a miniature waist and a not-miniature wallet - to stock your closet with almost priceless wares. On December 8th, thirty-six pieces of Audrey's clothes, accessories and letters are going up for auction in London, including, according to The Independent two custom Givenchy dresses from Paris When it Sizzles and How to Steal a Million. The dresses are expected to sell for at least £15,000 each (that's about $25,150), pennies compared to her Breakfast at Tiffany's dress which sold for $783,541.12 three years ago. This time around, all of the net-profits from the auction will be donated to All Children in School, a foundation supported by the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund that aims to educate 120 million children worldwide. So it's a win-win: get Givenchy, give to charity. What could be better?
A Brief History of Jumping Before Caroline Trentini
nyone well versed in fashion, upon hearing the word "jump," inevitably thinks of Caroline Trentini in a cocktail dress in front of a taupe backdrop in Vogue. For years, the Trentini Leap has marked the pages of the glossy, even influencing other Vogue models like Chanel Iman and Coco Rocha to bounce around. But Trentini was not the originator of the jump shot, nor was her stylist, Grace Coddington. It was photographer Phillipe Halsman, whose lens captured stars of yore like Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelley, and Audrey Hepburn in mid-air.