When it comes to describe the 29th century by its most remarkable personalities, Audrey Hepburn is definitely the one to be mentioned. This beautiful and sophisticated actress and humanitarian had an incredible career, starring in movies with leading names like Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, William Holden, Fred Astaire, Peter O’Toole, and Albert Finney.
Like style icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn kept it simple and had very elegant appearances. She loved clean lines and clothes the emphasized her tall and slim physique. After all, let’s not forget that she’s the one that wore, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, that classical little black dress signed by Givenchy.
It seems that the “little black dress” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, designed by Givenchy, was sold at a Christie’s auction on 5 December 2006, for £467,200 (approximately $920,000), almost seven times its £70,000 pre-sale estimate. This is the highest price paid for a dress from a film.
Among Audrey Hepburn’s signature look elements there were the Capri pants (she made them famous in movies like Sabrina and Funny Face), her ballet flats (she wore them with everything: dresses, pants, Capri pants), the button-down men’s shirts, the turtlenecks, the trench coats and perfect handbags. Anyway, Hepburn’s style pays homage to French designer Hubert de Givenchy, as the Givenchy designs quickly became part of her Hepburn’s signature look, both on and off the screen.
Audrey Hepburn is not all about fashion, movies and celebrity. Her past experiences in World War 2 made her get involved in numerous humanitarian activities. She had worked for UNICEF since the 1950, dedicating a lifetime in her involvement over here. From 1988 until 1992, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia. In 1992, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. So maybe it’s time we call Audrey by another name, as she’s not only a style icon, but the quintessential style icon.