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The black Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's sold at auction yesterday for $807,000 (U.S.).

The price, paid by a telephone bidder, was almost six times the highest presale estimate.

The iconic garment had been expected to fetch between $98,000 and $138,000 as part of a sale of film and TV memorabilia at Christie's auction house in London.

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Proceeds from the sale will go to the charity City of Joy Aid, which helps India's poor.

Hepburn wore the dress for one of her best-known roles, eccentric Manhattan socialite Holly Golightly in the 1961 film adaptation of Truman Capote's novel.

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