Dame Helen Mirren's iconic silk evening dress - which she wore when she won her ... trends now

Dame Helen Mirren's iconic silk evening dress - which she wore when she won her ... trends now
Dame Helen Mirren's iconic silk evening dress - which she wore when she won her ... trends now

Dame Helen Mirren's iconic silk evening dress - which she wore when she won her ... trends now

The stunning silk evening dress worn by A-lister Dame Helen Mirren when she won a BAFTA is set to go up for auction. 

The British actress, now 78, wore the strapless floor-length gown and bolero jacket in 2007, when she received her Best Actress award for her performance in The Queen.

It was designed for her by renowned fashion designer Jacques Azagury, who also created clothes for Princess Diana.

This was the first dress Azagury made for the Oscar-winner and started a 15-year relationship between the pair, with him creating many more red carpet looks since.

He has now put the silk taffeta outfit up for auction on December 7 with Penzance-based Lay's Auctioneers, where it is expected to sell for £4,000 .

The stunning silk evening dress worn by A-lister Dame Helen Mirren when she won a BAFTA is set to go up for auction

The stunning silk evening dress worn by A-lister Dame Helen Mirren when she won a BAFTA is set to go up for auction

The British actress, now 78, wore the strapless floor-length gown and bolero jacket in 2007

The British actress, now 78, wore the strapless floor-length gown and bolero jacket in 2007

The dress is champagne silk taffeta and the jacket is a contrasting dusky mink colour. There is also a ruffled sash and bow on the dress to match the bolero.

The much photographed outfit has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum since Dame Helen wore it.

Azagury opened his flagship store in Knightsbridge, London, in 1987 with his sister and business partner Solange.

From the 80s onwards his dresses were regularly featured in Vogue and appeared in collections at Harrods, Browns, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.

Throughout his career he dressed some of the world's most glamorous women, but he retired in September and is now auctioning some of his celebrity dresses and some fixtures from his boutique.

Mr Azagury said: 'Her stylist got in touch to see if I wanted to provide a dress for the BAFTAs. They get sent lots of dresses to consider, sometimes as many as 200, so I was competing with lots of other designers.

'I chose this dress and took it to her house. I only took this one

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