Monday, May 27, 2013

Oh, Audrey!

Audrey, Audrey, Audrey!
What a lady. I just recently watched Charade the other day where she co-stars with Cary Grant. Great film... but I'd like to talk about the leading lady herself, Audrey Hepburn. Captivating all those who watch her on the big screen, this skinny little actress has been a fashion icon up until present day. Really until her, there wasn't an actress of her physical caliber in films. Bringing a new body image to the big screen, designers couldn't get enough of her. She was actually Oscar De La Renta's muse during her time.
Films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's has really made her more of an iconic look than an actual person. Harsh to say, probably, but it is true in a sense. In a recent interview, which can be seen below this paragraph, Audrey explains just that. "I created a look, in order to make something of myself".

When people think "Breakfast at Tiffany's", of course one is going to have an image of Audrey Hepburn flash into their heads, but I'm also sure and can safely state she will be wearing the same outfit. The large "cat-eye" sunglasses with the long cigarette holder staring into her reflection from the Tiffany's window dressed in an all black evening dress and long gloves with a tiara and heavily pearled necklace on.
What about Sabrina? She looked way to thin in that film, but never the less, stunning all the same. And who can forget her simple, yet still iconic ensemble in her solo dance number in Funny Face. Dressed in black on black turtle neck, and ankle high cigarette pant with white socks and black mary janes'.
This woman wreaked of fashion iconography, but Audrey herself never found herself personally pretty and admitted anyone can obtain the "Audrey Hepburn" look as she calls it. "My look can be attainable by any woman." Regardless Audrey, you were and are still quite a woman that I personally would love to walk in your shoes for a day...or closet at least.

1 comment:

  1. APPOLOGIES: The video link does not seem to be working so here is the link for the youtube interview with Audrey Hepburn...