Audrey Hepburn’s iconic Roman Holiday Oscar gown up for grabs

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 14:21 PM IST

London: The gown that Audrey Hepburn called her ‘lucky dress` and wore to collect her Oscar award is going under the hammer.

The actress had won her sole Academy Award for Roman Holiday and had worn the ivory lace gown on stage.

It will be auctioned on November 29 by Kerry Taylor Auctions, a London auction house that has previously auctioned other Hepburn dresses, the Daily Mail reported.

Though the guide price is between 40,000 to 60,000 pounds, it is expected to fetch a much higher price.

Designed by studio designer Edith Head, the dress was adapted from the final scene of the same film.

Head too won an Oscar for costume design for the film in 1954.

The actress had the bodice altered so that it cut straight across at the front, plunging low at the back with spaghetti straps.

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