The enduring appeal of Audrey Hepburn

More than 50 years after her iconic become as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn’s style is captivating “members attention” of a new generation of mode lovers.

A collection of the actress’s little pitch-black getups, trench coats and a sleep mask are among millions of personal items on display at Christie’s in central London.

Almost 500 piles are to be sold in the coming weeks, but it was not only possible customers browsing the auction home as the exhibition opened on Saturday.

A younger contemporary – numerous stands after Hepburn’s death practically 25 years ago – are diverting out to see the clothes worn by the 20 th Century muse.

Adrian Hume-Sayer, superintendent of private collects at Christie’s, said a huge part of Hepburn’s fanbase was born after she died.