„I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”
She was a cosmopolitan from birth as her father was an English banker and her mother a Dutch baroness. In the movies she appeared as a delicate adolescent, a look which remained until her last movie Örökké (1989) directed by Steven Spielberg. Her career as actress began in the English cinema and after having been selected for the Broadway play "Gigi" she debuted in Hollywood in 1953. With Római vakáció (1953) she won an Oscar; her favorite genres were the comedies like Sabrina (1954) or Délutáni szerelem (1957). At the end of the sixties she retired from Hollywood but appeared from time on the set for a few films. From 1988 on she worked also for UNICEF.
Audrey Hepburn was very feminine by her grace, huge eyes and long legs. "[Givenchy] gave me a look, a kind, a silhouette. He has always been the best and he stayed the best. Because he kept the spare style that I love. What is more beautiful than a simple sheath made an extraordinary way in a special fabric, and just two earrings?" revealed Hepburn. Givenchy created her outfits for many other films, including Funny Face, Love in the Afternoon, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Paris When It Sizzles, Charade and How to Steal a Million.
Givenchy subsequently created a perfume for her titled L'Interdit...
L'interdit Perfume By Givenchyl'Interdit was created in 1957 exclusively for Hubert de Givenchy's close friend, Audrey Hepburn, with her full collaboration. This powdery floral is chic, sophisticated, romantic, and outrageously feminine. Contains notes of rose, jasmine, and violet, and at the heart, a blend of woods and grasses. This classic fragrance has an aura of exclusivity. Blend: Soft Floral. Notes: Spice, Pepper, Clove, Rose, Jasmine, Woods, Grasses, Sandalwood, Amber. Style: A fragrance that is sophisticated, romantic, and outrageously feminine.
Introduced in 1957. Fragrance notes: floral and spicy, softly feminine. Recommended use: evening.
Hepburn's fashion styles continue to be popular among women today. She exercised fashion in her lifetime and continues to influence fashion. Fashion experts affirmed that Hepburn's longevity as a style icon results from her sticking with a look that suited her: "clean lines, simple yet bold accessories, minimalist palette."
Breakfast at Tiffany's
|Breakfast at Tiffany's|
Henry Mancini said of her: "'Moon River' was written for her. No one else had ever understood it so completely. There have been more than a thousand versions of 'Moon River', but hers is inquestionably the greatest".
Holly Golightly, Hepburn's high fashion style and sophistication within the film became synonymous with her. The little black dress which is worn by Hepburn in the beginning of the film is cited as one of the most iconic items of clothing in the history of the twentieth century and perhaps the most famous little black dress of all time.
The "little black dress" from Breakfast at Tiffany's, designed by Givenchy.