Why Audrey?! Audrey Hepburn’s creative path from an actress to a style icon
The USA, the second half of the 20th century. This period in history brought revolutionary trends and directions to the development of fashion and culture. An unprecedented look at the fashion industry, forms, and ideals became possible not only thanks to the active development of the design business but also, mostly, thanks to the newest stars of the film industry.
Audrey Hepburn can without exaggeration be considered a symbol of her time. The British actress was born on May 4, 1929, in the small town of Ixelles in Belgium. Audrey's childhood, considering the difficult times in history, was quite difficult: war, times of Nazi occupation, famine. No less painful for the actress was the topic of her relationship with her father, who left the family and cut off communication with his daughter.
The beginning of Audrey Hepburn's career can be considered the girl's attempt to fulfill her dream and becoming a ballerina. It was not without difficulties that Audrey entered Madame Rambert's dance school. But, all the same, the girl was not destined to become a ballerina, due to, as Madame Rambert herself said, the lack of qualities.
A desire to dance led Audrey to the corps de ballet, where she participated in musicals. From that time, the girl began to be invited to the filming of films for small roles. But everything changed in the early 50s when Audrey Hepburn was noticed by the French writer Sidonie Colette. The career of the future world icon began to grow rapidly and confidently, and the filmography of the actress was rapidly replenished with new films. The appearance and presentation of a charismatic girl, which was unusual for viewers at that time, began to appear on the screens without a hint of becoming a sex symbol.
Over time, Audrey became the founder of her style, with which, by the way, her good friend and author Hubert de Givenchy helped her. Imitation and admiration of Audrey Hepburn, that's what can be said about the fashion of those times.
«The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides»
Audrey popularized many things thanks to her acting career. So, a deep square neckline on the back of the dress, white shorts, the length of which barely reached the middle of the thighs, which was unprecedented at that time, became classic.
In this collection, the YummyMovie Magazine team offers to watch movies with style icon Audrey Hepburn, which have become exemplary in their genre.
«Breakfast at Tiffany’s» (1961)
Director: Blake Edwards
In the center of New York, there is a store, in the windows of which jewelry masterpieces sparkle. This storefront has become a kind of symbol of a successful and fashionable America. And it is also the only place where young beauty Holly Golightly feels comfort and peace. The girl dreams of a luxurious life, the personification of which for her is the jewelry store "Tiffany&Co". It seems that happiness is already on the horizon. But fate gave her an unexpected gift - suddenly a nice man who lived on the floor above appears in her life.
Roman Holiday (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Just an incredible, fabulous, romantic, sentimental story with a sad ending, where there is a place of nobility and honor, which overcomes the thirst for profit and fame, where there is a place for the realization of a dream, no matter how impossible it may be, where there is a place for love between two people, so much different worlds, that love between them is nonsense.
My Fair Lady (1964)
Director: George Cukor
«My Fair Lady» is a musical based on the play by Bernard Shaw. Professor of philology Higgins argued with Colonel Pickering that he could turn a simple street girl selling flowers into a real lady in 3 months. The specified period passed, and a beautiful stranger appeared before the upper world of London. At a ball in honor of the royal family in Transylvania, she looked like an aristocrat. But, unfortunately for herself, the girl fell in love with her creator, and the professor is a bachelor, and he looks at the girl Eliza herself as a thing.
Director: Billy Wilder
Sabrina is a young and pretty girl. Her father works as a chauffeur in the house of an old millionaire, Larrabee, who has two sons. The elder - Linus - is a smart and successful businessman. He is cold-blooded and very lonely. The youngest - David - is lazy, a lover of expensive cars and beautiful woman. He was married three times and after that decided that family life was not for him. Sabrina loves David and he doesn't even notice her. But soon everything changes.
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Director: William Wyler
The main question of the movie is: how to steal a statuette worth one million dollars with a boomerang, wire, magnet, chalk, and a fire bucket? The heroes of this brilliant comedy, Nicole and Charles Bonnet, can easily answer this.