The sleeveless dress, with a tiny 24-inch waist, slit to the thigh and slightly gathered at the waist, is now thought to be the world's most expensive dress made for a film.
Designed by Hubert de Givenchy, the black Italian satin column-like gown was designed for the 1961 film, in which Hepburn as Holly Golightly is seen emerging from a taxi on to a deserted early-morning Fifth Avenue in New York, eating a croissant and looking into the window of Tiffany's.
Such was the success of the adaptation of Truman Capote's novella that Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar.
Scorching. I would have gotten the item but my bid of $790,000 turned out to be laughable. Ouch. How can I go on?