A TRUE silver screen icon, Audrey Hepburn’s elegant style and elfin beauty are synonymous with 20th Century Hollywood glamour.
Born in Belgium in 1929, Hepburn came to the world’s attention with a breakout role in Roman Holiday for which she won the 1954 Best Actress Oscar. Her career moved fast and her next film Sabrina not only cemented her status as one of Tinseltown’s finest, but introduced her to the designer to whom she would become muse – Hubert de Givenchy.
Givenchy went on to design the actress’ personal ensembles, as well as those made famous by her in timeless films such as Funny Face and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She later said, “His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality.”
In 2006, the little black Givenchy dress famously featured in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was sold for £467,200 – the highest price paid for a dress from a film and a sign of Hepburn’s lasting legacy as a style icon.