Last night TCM aired one of my all-time favorite Audrey Hepburn movies, 1954’s Sabrina. Sabrina tells the tale of a chauffeur’s daughter who pines over the handsome playboy son of the wealthy, Long Island family for whom her father works. After her father ships her off to Paris to attend cooking school and kick her crush, Sabrina returns two years later sporting a complete makeover, including a new haircut and Parisian style. When Sabrina accepts an invitation to a fancy dance from her former crush, she promises to wear “a lovely evening dress with yards of skirt and way off the shoulders.” And so enters Sabrina, as the belle of the ball, in the strapless, iconic Hubert de Givenchy dress that would launch the french designer and one of the greatest collaborations in film and fashion history: Hepburn and Givenchy. And here, the story behind the story gets more interesting … Continue reading
I, like so many people the world over, am crazy about Audrey Hepburn. Lovely and stylish, yes. But it’s the reports of who she was as a person that make her even more beautiful in my eyes. So this week, when Stylecaster cited 20 photos of Audrey Hepburn – the personal, private Audrey Hepburn – not the Audrey Hepburn in the quintessential LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (my favorite movie, by the way), I was moved.
In this podcast episode, I talk about my fascination with Audrey Hepburn, and why this is the season to fall in love with this wonderfully kind icon and in her own words, “seek out the good in people.”