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A Dress funds Schools in India

Numerous news sources reported that the French writer Dominique Lapierre and his wife Dominique Conchon-Lapierre had sold in an auction last December the famous black gown of Audrey Hepburn, that the actress wore in the 1961 film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. The auction brought $825,000.

The dress was a gift of its designer, Hubert de Givenchy, in order to help Lapierre’s schools in India, that had been devastated by floods. The Lapierres are financing with the money from the Hepburn’s dress about 15 schools south of Kolkatta, the first one just being inaugurated. A great good-will activity.

Dominique Lapierre has also written a book with Javier Moro about the Bhopal gas tragedy and its aftermath. At the occasion of the auction, Lapierre said that his book has stopped other ‘Bhopals from recurring around the globe’.

You can see from this page a video from the auction.

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Children in India

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