This weeks style icon is: Audrey Hepburn.
She has to be one of the most famous fashion style icons of the 1950’s and 1960’s as well as on of the greatest and most remembered actresses of all time. A true Hollywoood legend in her own right.
Who can forget her movie debut in Roman Holiday, for which she won an Oscar
playing a rogue princess in post-war Rome.
Her effect on 1960s fashion in Breakfast
at Tiffany’s; the cockney accent in My Fair Lady; and in her final
film, Always, she gave us the only bright moment in a ho-hum movie.
Those films so defined her that other movies like Sabrina are often forgotten.
Thankfully cable TV and DVDs keep her acting alive; it is hard to believe she
has been gone almost 18 years.
Her ballet training gave her the elegance, poise and serenity she possessed on the Hollywood screen.
Most famously she will be remembered for her role in Breakfast at Tiffanys.
Breakfast at Tiffanys http://youtu.be/hVYR0mIJraQ
Her legacy still lives on in the fashion world; the little black dress, pearls, oversized sunglasses, ballet flats and long evening gloves are still staple fashion items in most women’s wardrobes. Her style has and still is copied by women all over the world, from her make-up to her hair.
A modern day style comparison
Half a century may have passed since her appearance in Breakfast at Tiffany’s but her spirit lives on in the fashion world.