Audrey Hepburn

6 Mar

The actress and humanitarian that is famous for her ballerina style and being the muse of the designer Givenchy.

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
– Hepburn.

 

 

 

 

 

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Audrey Kathleen Ruston was born 4 May 1929 in Ixelles, Belgium. She studied ballet and moved to London in 1948 to continue the ballet training. She studied at the “Ballet Rambert”, founded by the very influential ballet dancer and teacher Marie Rambert. Audrey worked as a model on the side. Rambert told her that her height (5 ft 7) and poor nutrition during World War 2 could stop her from becoming a ballerina and Audrey decided to  pursue acting instead. She has starred in many Broadway plays and several movies. Audrey is one of the few performers that has won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award. She is also famous for her work for UNICEF. She died of cancer 20 January 1993.

Believe it or not, Audrey Hepburn was not the classic beauty like Marilyn Monroe. Audrey was tall and very skinny, both feminin and boy-ish. She is known for dressing casual and comfortable, but at the same time she looked classy and well dressed. Clean and sophisticated. She often wore blouses, skirts, belts and scarfs and she was the queen of accessories. In 1961 her name was put on the International Best Dressed List.

The looks she is most famous for is the ones from the films she appears in. Hats, big sun glasses, the lbd and jewlery is not something Audrey wore in her private life. When she was preparing for the role as Sabrina, she got to know the designer Givenchy and later became his muse.

See an interview with Hepburn here.

“My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.”
– Hepburn.

Signature style:

The black dress (first in Sabrina then in Breakfast at Tiffany´s)



 

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The large sun glasses


 

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The scarf

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The fitted Suit



 

 

 

 

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Watch two mini documentaries about Audrey Hepburn as a fashion and style icon:

“You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.”
– Hepburn.

Sources:
http://stealtheirstyle.co.uk/classic%20stars/audrey%20hepburn%20style%20look.htm
http://www.biography.com/articles/Audrey-Hepburn-9335788
http://thinkexist.com/quotes/audrey_hepburn/

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