You won’t believe it but you can bid online for Audrey Hepburn’s clothes at auction.

Exciting news for vintage collectors - a personal collection of Audrey Hepburn’s clothes, film scripts and trinkets are going up for auction this autumn at Christie's. Twenty-four years after her death, she is still considered one of the world’s most stylish women of all time.

What’s in the sale? There’s the blue satin cocktail dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy (who also designed her black Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress) valued at between £10-£15k. Then there’s a Burberry trench coat with an estimated price tag of £6k - £8k, a multi-coloured selection of her ballet pumps (valued around £1,500) and a cigarette lighter engraved ‘For My Fair Lady,’ which she had been given by the art director of the film. It is not just wardrobe items going under the hammer come September, there will also be memorabilia such as her personal annotated film script from Breakfast at Tiffany and favourite portraits by famous photographers.

For her family, the sale provides an opportunity to 'pass on to future generations. In an effort to include all who partake in these feelings for her, we have selected a collection of items to share with her ever-growing base of admirers,' Hepburn's sons Luca Dotti and Sean Hepburn Ferrer commented. 'We are honoured to entrust Christie's with this sale and it is with great joy that we wish to share her spirit, through this sale, and its related previews, with all who have enjoyed her films, her sense of style and followed her humanitarian legacy.'

It is a coup for Christie's; ‘We are thrilled to have been entrusted with the sale of items from Audrey Hepburn’s personal collection,’ says Adrian Hume-Sayer, Director, Private Collections, Christie's. ‘Her name is one that intantly resonates, and her appeal and relevance remain as strong today as they ever were. The sales will offer fans and collectors alike the opportunity to axquire unique personal objects which have never before been seen on the market, and which will undoubtedly offer new insights into the remarkable life of a remarkable woman.’

The auction will take place at Christie's King Street headquarters on 27th September, alongside an online sale which will be open for bidding from 19th September until 3rd October. The collection will be on view to the public in an exhibition at Christie's from 23 September.

June 2017