The silver screen has provided us with the greatest fashion muses, women we admire and who inspire us when creating our own personal style. We long for their glamorous lives and their wardrobes.
Among the different icons in film history, there is one who continues to captivate audiences, not only because of her beauty and elegance, but also due to her personality and attitude: Audrey Hepburn.
Most consider this woman to be a pillar of fashion. Her innate elegance always went beyond her outfits. While she’s widely remembered as Holly Golightly, who showed us how pearls are a girl’s best companion to an LBD, it should be noted that each of her movies is a personal lesson from Audrey on style.
Her charm, talent, and beauty proved that curves are not the only way to stand out from the crowd. This also turned her into one of Givenchy’s muses, since until then not many women had been able to look flattering in his designs. This resulted in the designer taking over the creation of her costume design for films such as Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and My Fair Lady. Through this collaboration, the artist and his muse provided us with some of the most iconic dresses in history. These are just some of the many outfits Audrey made classic, which can also be great inspirations for outfits to feel elegant yet not overdone.
In this story, a shy girl becomes a confident woman. Givenchy was tasked with creating all her looks for the film. One of these included a black dress that is simple yet perfect. This outfit has become the basis for the dresses that fit like a glove and don’t need embellishments to be unforgettable.
As one of the most famous musicals of all time, this is also a tale of transformation, one of a flower girl on the streets of London into a classy society lady. The film features spectacular hats and glamorous dresses that would make anyone feel like royalty.
A favorite of every fashionista, the story of Holly Golightly taught us how simplicity can be synonymous to elegant. It also turned the black dress and pearls into a timeless classic.
We might remember Blair Waldorf taking inspiration from Reggie during some Gossip Girl episodes. Something to note from Audrey’s wardrobe for this movie is the wide variety of gorgeous colorful coats that not only keep us warm during the winter months, but also help us look bright and cheery despite the weather.
This modern fairytale featuring a princess who sneaks out in the middle of the night to spend an entire day discovering Rome next to a handsome stranger is the dream of every girl. Audrey did not disappoint with her whimsical outfits that looked like a daydream.
Audrey not only cared for her impeccable outfits; she was also very aware of protecting her diva status. She made sure people talked about her without getting herself involved in scandalous situations. An incredible role model, she'd often say: "Why change? Everyone has their own style. When you've found it, you should stick to it."
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Translated by María Suárez