If a goddess should be chosen in the fashion circle, Audrey Hepburn must to be first. From the Rome Holiday in 1995, nearly her every film would bring a new fashion trend. Even today, Hepburn’s dressing is still bright-colored and dazzling when looking at these old pictures. How this noble, elegant woman had such a great influence? You may find the answer in her closet.
Swing Skirt in RomeHoliday
In 1952, Hepburn was found by the famous director William – Wheeler who
gave her the chance to play leading actress in Rome Holiday, one of the classic
movies that brought great success to her. She also won her one and only Oscar
Award for best actress in her life with Rome Holiday. What impresses us most is
the white shirt and swing skirt in Princess Anne when she was visiting the town
of Rome. Actually,
the swing skirt was changed from a double-breasted jacket and an oblique
cutting circular skirt. But the princess just had the skirt and white shirt on.
So on some posters of Rome Holiday, the princess’ skirt was blue, which was
actually a mistake, and the skirt was blown.
Givenchy’s classical black and
white flower skirt
Some day in the summer of 1953 was important for Hepburn, because she
met with Schubert –Givenchy. Hepburn went for Paris
to select costume for her second film in which she would be the leading
actress. And she chose Givenchy as her designer. Hepburn selected three of
Givenchy’s works from the ready-made garments. One was the black and white
flower skirt. It was a white, tight and sleeveless long evening
dress in Givenchy’s spring and summer fashion show of 1953.
Every part of the dress was embroidered with black velvet flowers,
which was breathtakingly beautiful.
Hepburn’s wedding dress
On 25th, September, 1954, Hepburn married actor Mel Feiler
who was introduced to Hepburn by Pike, leading actor of Rome Holiday. They fell
in love with each other in first sight, soon they decided to marry. Their
wedding was held in a little church
of Switzerland. Avoiding
all the media, they went for honeymoon in a lonely mountain village of Italy.
But their marriage only lasted for 14 years. Hepburn’s wedding
dress that she had in her first wedding was a white organdy
fabric short dress which was designed by Givenchy.
A Sweet girl look
In Sweet Girl that hit the big screen in 1957, Hepburn kept on her corporation
with Givenchy. He designed all the costume. When the film was shown, Hepburn
became a symbol of fashion. In this film, she had many classical and elegant
clothes. And the most impressive one belonged to a low cut sleeveless flower
dress which was made by creamy silk fabrics. When Hepburn put on the dress and
flied pigeon in front of the fountain, you must be mistaken for an angel falling
from heaven. Hepburn had another white suite skirt in the Sweet Girl. It was a silk
fabric suit in Givenchy’s spring and summer design of 1956.