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Putting it Together: Audrey Hepburn

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Posted on October 05 2016

This week marks the 55th Anniversary of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Audrey Hepburn's iconic role, Holly Golightly. In this, we celebrate Audrey as a true fashion icon. 

Audrey herself loved fashion, once telling a reporter, "clothes are positively a passion with me. I love them to the point where it is practically a vice." 

She and couture designer Hubert de Givenchy (who designed the famous Tiffany's dress) had a true fashion marriage. The story goes, in 1954, Hepburn went to his studio in Paris looking for inspiration for her wardrobe in the film Sabrina.  There she found what she was looking for, and had it written into all her future contracts that her costumes would only be designed by Givenchy if it was a contemporary story. She told reporters in 1956, "His are the only clothes in which I am myself."

Audrey had a clear sense of her own style.  Givenchy noted,  "I always respected Audrey’s taste. She was not like other movie stars in that she liked simplicity."

To celebrate Audrey's style we put together two looks.  One based on her iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's LBD look, and the other on her off screen penchant for cropped trousers, ballet flats, and scarves. 

The Holly Golightly look:

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The Off Screen Audrey Look:

 

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