The Ever Stylish Audrey

It’s been 20 years since the stunning doe-eyed beauty passed away but her style flower still blossoms through her personal style and movies.

Text: Kelly Desipri

 

Stylish girls all over the world adore the doe-eyed actress that gave new meaning to simplicity and class. Always chic and poised, Audrey’s movies outfits were pretty much the same as the ones she wore in her personal life.

In 1954 she met with Hubert de Givenchy, who designed her dresses for the film “Sabrina”. When he was told that he is to design the dresses for a certain Mrs. Hepburn, he expected to meet Katharine Hepburn, not Audrey! He has admitted that this was a bit of let-down but Audrey’s captivating personality and sense of style won him over in the end, and their partnernship and friendship kept on for many years (and for many of our favorite films!).
Apart from her creative “tryst” with Givenchy, she also mesmerized Richard Avedon and his camera with her flawless, elf-like features. He, himself admits: “I am, and forever will be, devastated by the gift of Audrey Hepburn before my camera. I cannot lift her to greater heights. She is already there. I can only record. I cannot interpret her. There is no going further than who she is. She has achieved in herself her ultimate portrait”.
If someone were to count all her stylish contributions to the world of fashion they would have a long way to go! The Wayfarer Rayban glasses, the ponytail, the ballet flats and cropped pants, the orange coat, the trenchcoat, the LBD maximaly styled and the maxi black dress minimaly styled…the list is endless! Without further delay we present to you our Top 10 of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic movie outfits (which is just ten in number, and this choice alone was difficult enough!).

 

Sabrina (1954)

Bicycle Beauty

Polka dot midi dress with bateau neckline and an A-line skirt, Givenchy

 

The LBD

Midi satin full-skirted little black dress, Givenchy

 

The Ultimate Ball Gown

Strapless embroidered evening gown with boned bodice and a full ankle-length skirt, Givenchy

 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

The Feather Dress

Midi straight lined dress with ostrich feathers, Givenchy

 

The Pink Cocktail Dress

Midi tulip dress with pink tassels, Givenchy

 

The Maxi Givenchy

Maxi sheath dress with bateau neckline and cut-out back, Givenchy

 

Two for the Road (1967)

Futiristic Dress


Mini dress with round neck and cap sleeves, constructed from acrylic disks threaded on metal chain, Paco Rabanne

 

The PVC Bike Suit

Shiny black pvc biker jacket and pants

 

My Fair Lady (1964)


Long, mermaid-style lace dress with ruffled cuffs and bows, Cecil Beaton

 

Funny Face (1957)

The Evening Dress and Overblouse

Long sheath satin dress with pink overblouse, cut high at the waist, cascading in the back.