Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Out of the closet

I love it when things gets found after many years of being deemed lost forever. There have been manuscripts by famous authors found in boxes at the bottom of closets, scenes from movies and even whole movies found in attics, costumes and sporting paraphernalia brought out into the light of day after years under wraps...

I just love the nostalgia of it, and the stories waiting to be told of the past and how it affects the present.

One of my favourite 'found' items is Audrey Hepburn's Oscars dress from 1954. It was an era of undeniably chic and glamorous fashion that remains to be surpassed. As you can see, she really is an absolute waif...


Audrey gave the dress to her mother, Ella, who passed it on to a friend years later. Audrey always referred to it as her 'lucky dress', possibly because it was worn at the time of winning her first Oscar for Roman Holiday - which turned out to be her only Oscar.


The dress was found after many years in the dark in a box at the bottom of a closet and was auctioned off in November 2011, fetching $131,292. It went into a private collection.


 Perhaps the dainty dress will never again see our light of day...

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal." Matthew 6v19-20


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