Sunday, August 4, 2013

Alluring Audrey Hepburn

As Princess Anne in her first starring role "Roman Holiday" 1953

Audrey Hepburn instantly stood out the moment she came out in her 1953 film debut "Roman Holiday"

She was so unlike the curvaceous and bosomy actresses that were the rage in Hollywood at that time.

She had this gamine- waif like figure that turned out to be an asset when she started becoming the inspiration for Givenchy's designs.

Givenchy & Hepburn

Initially, the designer was not exactly enamored or swept away when he first saw the newcomer.

When told by Givenchy that he was in the middle of a major collection and didn't have spare time to create clothes for her Sabrina film, Audrey persisted and asked to see the collection.

Most of Givenchy's creations from that particular collection ended up being commissioned for the movie

It was to be the start of a lifelong partnership for both.



Instantly, Givenchy created an icon and together, the fashion designer and the actress gave the world the Givenchy style which blended French sophistication and Hollywood glamour

Givenchy and Hepburn: Truly a match made in heaven. Had similar backgrounds. Both were European and nearly of the same age. 

She was the perfect muse for Givenchy's classic and timeless designs especially in the late 50's and early 60's when the elegant and sophisticated look was the rage  


This little black dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy was worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of the 1961 romantic comedy "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

It is cited as one of the most iconic items of clothing in the history of the twentieth century and perhaps the most famous "little black dress" of all time

Hepburn's dress topped a recent survey on the best dress ever worn by a woman in a film

The famous black dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's opening scene

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