May 4th is Audrey Hepburn’s birthday. I attended a fabulous presentation last summer hosted by Kimberly Truhler of GlamAmor at the Annenburg Beach House that was completely devoted to style icon Audrey Hepburn.
Here are some fun facts that Kimberly shared with us in addition to her marvelous slide presentation:
- Audrey was 5 ‘ 5″
- She was skinny and liked to wear skinny black slacks and fitted tops with either kitten heels or flats. Her own style was very much translated into the characters she played in films.
- Coco Chanel is credited with creating the little black dress but it was Audrey Hepburn who put it on the map. Her bateau neckline, black dress that she wore in Sabrina was the dress that really inspired women to see how utterly chic and elegant the LBD could be.
- She did not like red lipstick. She preferred blush tones and liked to play up her brows
- She always paid for her clothes from Givenchy.
- She would have it written in her film contracts that she got to keep the clothes
- In one of her lesser known films, Two For The Road, the costumes were designed by British designers including Mary Quaint,Paco Rabanne, and Andre Courreges
Thank you Kimberly for sharing your knowledge about Audrey and how she continues to influence fashion, runways and red carpets today!
Here’s my Givenchy Barbie doll dressed as Holly Golightly from Breakfast At Tiffanys!
For more information regarding Audrey Hepburn, her films and costumes, visit Kimberly’s site here.
Kimberly’s next presentation is Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 and she’ll be focusing on style icons from the golden age of Hollywood during the 1930s – including Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers and Joan Crawford. Get details to attend here.
Or visit Kimberly’s website, GlamAmor, to peruse her amazing content regarding costumes and film from the 1920s through the 1970s.
Yes, that’s me as Holly Golightly from the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffanys, Halloween 2000!
Check out my tutorial on how to replicate the pearl and rhinestone necklace here.
Leave a comment below if you can figure out what my favorite Audrey Hepburn film is!