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Colin Firth’s costume from famous ‘Pride and Prejudice’ wet-shirt scene nets a tidy sum at auction

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LONDON (AP) — What’s arguably the most famous wet shirt in television history sold for a tidy sum at auction — water not included. The white linen garment worn by Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the BBC’s 1995 TV adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” sold for 20,000 pounds, or $25,000, at an auction of film and television costumes. The buyer got Firth’s costume — including boots, moleskin breeches and velvet waistcoat. A Christian Dior taffeta ball gown worn by Madonna in the 1996 movie “Evita” sold for 40,000 pounds ($50,000), during the same sale at Kerry Taylor Auctions. Proceeds from the auction go to the Bright Foundation, an arts education charity founded by Academy Award-winning costume designer John Bright.

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