Fashion Tips: The Style Of Audrey Hepburn

Learn the facts about the fashion icon's glamorous style, the clothes and accessories that made her famous, and what designers like Hubert Givenchy thought of the movie star.

This Brussels-born beauty is one of the biggest style icons of our time. Perhaps it was the elegance and wit she possessed, or that little black dress and white gloves in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" she made every women want to have, or quite possibly a combination of both.

Like style icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn kept it simple. She too loved clean lines and clothes the emphasized her tall and slim physique. Her physical attributes were very different from other actresses from her time, like Marilyn Monroe. Find out about her style, the clothes that made her famous and what Hubert Givenchy's first impression was of her.

The Little Black Dress

Audrey Hepburn was the little black dress, as she made it famous on the big screen. Women from all over the world use this little closet staple for gala's, black tie events, weddings and more, paying homage to Audrey's unique sense of style. Simplicity is the key for this look. Put bold jewelry with it, and you can't go wrong.

Capri Pants

She made them famous in movies like Sabrina and Funny Face and today women still find them as a wardrobe staple. Whatever color you choose, you'll look oh-so Audrey.

Ballet Flats

She loved ballet flats and wore them with everything - dresses, pants, Capri pants, etc. Do the same and you'll find that being chic and simple is easier than ever.

Button-down Men's Shirts

She pulled this look off beautifully. Audrey Hepburn loved feminine clothes; however, she knew how to pull off the men's inspired look flawlessly as well. After her movie Roman Holiday (which catapulted her to fame), women everywhere were copying her short haircut, full skirts, cinched waists and men's inspired button-down shirts.

Turtlenecks, Trench Coats and perfect Handbags

Audrey Hepburn knew how to take the simplest silhouettes and make them unique and special, as well as striking.

Her main fashion designer was Hubert Givenchy, who designed her wardrobe for films such as Funny Face (1957), Love in the Afternoon (1957), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Paris When It Sizzles (1963), Charade (1964), How to Steal a Million (1966), and others.

What the French designer Givenchy said about Audrey Hepburn"¦His first impression of the style icon may be surprise you.

I was told that Miss Hepburn was coming to look for clothes for her new movie, Sabrina. Since I loved Katharine Hepburn's style and look, I thought this was fantastic. But when the door of my studio opened, there stood a young woman, very slim, very tall, with doe eyes and short hair and wearing a pair of narrow pants, a little T shirt, slippers and a gondolier's hat with red ribbon that read VENEZIA. The disappointed couturier later admitted: "My first impression was of some extremely delicate animal. She had such beautiful eyes, and she was thin... I told her, "Mademoiselle, I would love to help you, but I have very few sewers, I am in the middle of doing a collection, I can't make you clothes." So she said, "Show me what you have already made for the collection." She tried on the dresses - "It's exactly what I need!" - and they fit her too. She knew exactly what she wanted. She knew perfectly her visage and her body, their fine points and their faults. Later I tried to adapt my designs to her desires. She wanted a bare-shouldered evening dress modified to hide the hollows behind her collarbone. What I invented for her eventually became a style so popular that i named it 'décolleté Sabrina'"- Hubert Givenchy

Audrey Hepburn's incredible style lives on in women all over the world. The simplicity, the men's inspired clothing, and the femininity make its way in the collections of some of the most well known designers of our day. We try to resemble our favorite style icon through her films, her elegance and wit.

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