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Audrey Hepburn by Bob Willoughby, 1953

Audrey Hepburn by Bob Willoughby, 1953


Audrey Hepburn during the filming of The Unforgiven in Durango, Mexico, 1959, by Inge Morath 

Audrey Hepburn during the filming of The Unforgiven in Durango, Mexico, 1959, by Inge Morath 


"If I were to write a book about myself", Audrey once told her son Sean, "it would start like this: I was born on May 4, 1929, and I died three weeks later". At twenty-one days of age, she contracted such a terrible case of whooping cough that her heart stopped. Ella, who was a rather strict Christian Scientist and had not called a doctor, revived her by spanking. "There was no giving up on this baby", said Sean. "I think that had an effect on her whole life, [as if she’d been given] a second chance".

"If I were to write a book about myself", Audrey once told her son Sean, "it would start like this: I was born on May 4, 1929, and I died three weeks later". At twenty-one days of age, she contracted such a terrible case of whooping cough that her heart stopped. Ella, who was a rather strict Christian Scientist and had not called a doctor, revived her by spanking. "There was no giving up on this baby", said Sean. "I think that had an effect on her whole life, [as if she’d been given] a second chance".

Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina (1954).

Audrey Hepburn and her pet fawn Ip photographed by Bob Willoughby, 1958

Audrey Hepburn and her pet fawn Ip photographed by Bob Willoughby, 1958

thefashionofaudrey:

The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed by Vincent Rossell at the Studio de Boulogne in Paris (France), for the publicity of her new film “Charade”, in January 1963.
Audrey was wearing:
Suit: Givenchy (of red wool, jacket with buttons coated with red silk pompoms and skirt, an exclusive version of this same model, original in black wool, of his collection for the Autumn/Winter 1962/63, created specially for the wardrobe of her character Regina Lampert).
Hat: Givenchy (lined with white felt, created specially for the wardrobe of her character Regina Lampert). 
Shoes: René Mancini.
The original version of her suit (in black wool): http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/96755?rpp=20&pg=6&rndkey=20131025&ao=on&ft=*&who=House+of+Givenchy&pos=102

thefashionofaudrey:

The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed by Vincent Rossell at the Studio de Boulogne in Paris (France), for the publicity of her new film “Charade”, in January 1963.

Audrey was wearing:

  • Suit: Givenchy (of red wool, jacket with buttons coated with red silk pompoms and skirt, an exclusive version of this same model, original in black wool, of his collection for the Autumn/Winter 1962/63, created specially for the wardrobe of her character Regina Lampert).
  • HatGivenchy (lined with white felt, created specially for the wardrobe of her character Regina Lampert). 
  • ShoesRené Mancini.

The original version of her suit (in black wool): http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/96755?rpp=20&pg=6&rndkey=20131025&ao=on&ft=*&who=House+of+Givenchy&pos=102

Audrey and Albert as Mark and Joanna during a tour in the south of France, August 1966.

thefashionofaudrey:

The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed with her partner Robert Wolders during their arrival at “American Film Institute Salute to Fred Astaire”, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (USA), on April 10, 1981.
Audrey was wearing:
Evening gown: Givenchy (one shoulder, of black satin, of his haute couture collection for the Spring of 1981).
Fur stole: Yves Saint Laurent (of black mink, of his haute couture collection for the Autumn/Winter 1978/79).
Earrings: Bvlgari.
Clutch: Givenchy (lined with black satin, created exclusively at Audrey’s request in 1965).

thefashionofaudrey:

The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed with her partner Robert Wolders during their arrival at “American Film Institute Salute to Fred Astaire”, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (USA), on April 10, 1981.

Audrey was wearing:

  • Evening gownGivenchy (one shoulder, of black satin, of his haute couture collection for the Spring of 1981).
  • Fur stoleYves Saint Laurent (of black mink, of his haute couture collection for the Autumn/Winter 1978/79).
  • EarringsBvlgari.
  • ClutchGivenchy (lined with black satin, created exclusively at Audrey’s request in 1965).

rareaudreyhepburn:

Audrey Hepburn interviewed in Brussels by Selim Sasson for her new film “The Nun’s Story”, 1959.

* Audrey Hepburn interviewed in Brussels by Selim Sasson c. 1959. 

thefashionofaudrey:

The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed by Vincent Rossell at the Studio de Boulogne for the publicity of “Charade”. Paris (France), January 1963.

Audrey was wearing:

  • Cocktail dressGivenchy (sleeveless, of cloqué silk in black, of his haute couture collection for the Autumn/Winter 1962/63).

Her same cocktail dress (that Audrey gave for her beloved friend Tanja Star-Busmann, the Countess Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, in 1965):  http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-givenchy-haute-couture-black-cloque-silk-dress-324-c-19dfd38e67

Notes: Her hairstyle was created and done by Alexandre de Paris and her makeup was done by Alberto de Rossi.

thefashionofaudrey:

The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed by Sergio Strizzi at the Maison Givenchy for a fashion editorial and also for the publicity of “Bloodline”. Paris (France), March 1979.
Audrey was wearing:
Hair ornament: Givenchy (of his haute couture collection for the Spring of 1979).
Earrings: Cartier.

thefashionofaudrey:

The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed by Sergio Strizzi at the Maison Givenchy for a fashion editorial and also for the publicity of “Bloodline”. Paris (France), March 1979.

Audrey was wearing:

  • Hair ornament: Givenchy (of his haute couture collection for the Spring of 1979).
  • EarringsCartier.
thefashionofaudrey:

Signora Audrey Hepburn Dotti photographed by Lino Nanni in the Spanish Steps (in Italian: “Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti”) in Rome (Italy), on December 19, 1971.
Audrey was wearing:
Coat: Valentino (of dark green wool with collar of red wool, of his couture collection for the Autumn/Winter 1970/71).
Sweater: Valentino (red, of his couture collection for the Autumn/Winter 1970/71).
Bag: Givenchy (of brown leather, of his collection for the Autumn/Winter 1971/72).
Shoes: René Mancini (of the collection for the Autumn/Winter 1970/71).

thefashionofaudrey:

Signora Audrey Hepburn Dotti photographed by Lino Nanni in the Spanish Steps (in Italian: “Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti”) in Rome (Italy), on December 19, 1971.

Audrey was wearing:

  • CoatValentino (of dark green wool with collar of red wool, of his couture collection for the Autumn/Winter 1970/71).
  • SweaterValentino (red, of his couture collection for the Autumn/Winter 1970/71).
  • BagGivenchy (of brown leather, of his collection for the Autumn/Winter 1971/72).
  • ShoesRené Mancini (of the collection for the Autumn/Winter 1970/71).

gatabella:

Audrey Hepburn in Paris, 1955

thefashionofaudrey:

Audrey Hepburn Dotti photographed in Rome (Italy), in January 1969.

Audrey was wearing:

  • Trench coatBurberry (of twill cotton, of the collection for the Autumn/Winter 1968/69).
  • ShoesCéline (of suede in the sand color, of the collection for the Spring/Summer of 1968).