The biggest silver-screen icon of her time, Audrey Hepburn's style resonated with the combination of her heart-warming personality and innate elegance. Her style was inspired by 20th Century Hollywood glamour and she was a muse to many famous designers of the time especially, GIVENCHY, who dressed her for balls, galas, red carpets, and films. Hubert de Givenchy famously dressed and styled Audrey for some of her most iconic films like Sabrina and Love in the Afternoon.
The Little Black Dress
The quintessential Little black dress in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's was also designed by Givenchy especially to suit her thin and feminine frame. Even with the otherworldly beauty that she was endowed with, she was a lot more than just a pretty face. She inspired fashion for decades but she also inspired and continues to inspire women around the world for being a humanitarian, a devoted mother, and also a UNICEF ambassador.
The Fashion Icon
Her fashion sense was effortless and timeless. She wore classic silhouettes along with statement pieces. She often wore a signature string of pearls around her neck that soon became synonymous with her style. Her LBD outfit from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is among the most popular Hollywood movie-outfits of all time.
The Iconic Sunglasses
She carried the mid-length dress with sheer elegance with strings of pearls, white gloves, a small tiara, and sharp wayfarers from Oliver Goldsmith. The pair was custom created for her character Holly. Like many other things that she wore, she immortalized those Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses. Her diamond-shaped face and striking features allowed her to carry off most styles with perfection.
Eclectic Yet Unmistakably Her
Her style was uniquely practical. At a time when most Hollywood actresses dressed in flirty feminine dresses, Audrey was not afraid of stepping out in masculine items of clothing. She made cigarette pants an instant rage when she paired a white shirt with black cigarette pants in her film A Roman Holiday. She would wear short-cropped pants with flat shoes in a time when heels were considered the essential symbol of femininity. She even wore a button-down shirt with a sweeping elegance. Her style was practical yet very classy. She usually kept her look minimalistic and carried striking accessories now and then. Her distinctive fashion statement was that she was not afraid to wear comfortable and no-fuss clothing, even though at that time, that was not considered fashionable or feminine. She was spotted many times in oversized turtleneck pullovers and flat ballet pumps.
It was the soulful amalgamation of her pleasing personality and her straightforward fashion sense which made her the unique style icon that she is considered to be. Her wardrobe staples included timeless and classic pieces that have found many copy cats and followers. Her slim black trousers became a rage in those days and women all over the world discovered the grandeur and comfort of dainty flat shoes. Her oversize masculine button-down shirts also exuded a unique comfortable chic style that quickly picked up. She also had a fragrance named after her. The perfume L'Interdit was made for Audrey in the year 1957. L’interdit means “forbidden” in French.
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