Fashion Icon of the Month – Audrey Hepburn

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This April, we are going back in time and choosing Audrey Hepburn for Manchester PR’s pick for Fashion Icon. I’ve adored Ms. Hepburn since the 8th grade, when my English teacher decided I choose her for a biography project (in which we had to dress up as said icon) on the basis that I resembled her. I had no idea who she was at the time – and I am still grateful everyday that my eyes were opened to this beauty.

Born in Belgium in 1929 – Audrey spent the majority of her childhood studying at the Arnhem Conservatory in The Netherlands. Once the Nazis invaded the country – Audrey and her mother struggled to survive. A result of poverty and famine, this struggle led to the waif-like figure she kept throughout her life. Audrey went from dance performances to acting on small stages before making her film debut in 1951′s One Wild Oat. Made famous by her role in Roman Holiday – Audrey became an instant fashion icon.

A combination of doe-like eyes, natural beauty, and effortless style – Audrey’s chic and timeless style is easy to recreate. Throughout the making of films Sabrina, Funny Face, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey’s movie wardrobe was created and styled by designer Hubert de Givenchy and stylist Edith Head – both of which were Ms. Hepburn’s close and personal friends. However, even when not on set – Audrey always looked pulled together from head to toe. Her happy radiance and elegant demeanor have solidified her spot as a style icon to endure the test of time. Little black dresses, crisp white blouses, simple trousers, and ballet flats owe everything to Audrey in becoming fashion staples.

Below are some of MPR’s favorite looks of Audrey Hepburn:
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