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The winning bid for Audrey Hepburn's “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” dress surpassed all expectations and resulted in a windfall for charity City of Joy Aid.

UK auctioneers Christie’s had forecast a sale price of £50,000-£70,000 ($98,000-$137,000) for the trademark black dress, but the final sum of £467,200 ($914,000) has set a new world record for a dress made for a film.

Designer Hubert de Givenchy donated the dress from his own collection to City of Joy Aid founder Monsieur Dominic Lapierre, for the purpose of raising funds for the charity at sale.

Lapierre said, “There are tears in my eyes. I am absolutely dumbfounded to believe that a piece of cloth which belonged to such a magical actress will now enable me to buy bricks and cement to put the most destitute children in the world into schools.”

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