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2. That Little Black Dress Helped Build a School in India

The classic black dress from the film was designed specifically for Audrey by Hubert de Givenchy in 1961. The original design showed too much leg, so costume designer Edith Head had to modify it. In 2006 the dress was auctioned off for over $900,000, and the money went to City of Joy Aid, a children’s charity in Calcutta. The owner of the dress said, “I’m 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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