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