This past Fall/Winter fashions were influenced by the 1960s, an era which reflected pure elegance. With designers channeling these period pieces, we saw fit to spotlight the lovely Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929- January 20, 1993) – an influential style icon of that era. Hepburn, who was born in Belgium, started her career as a ballet dancer, transitioned into modeling, before venturing into acting. In 1954, she won two major awards; an Academy Award for best actress in the film Roman Holiday and a Tony award for best performance in the Broadway play Ondine. Hepburn also starred in many classic films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Funny Faces and My Fair Lady. Her stardom catapulted her to a fashionista status of the 60s, and today she remains one of the world’s most famous actresses and style icons of all time.
In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, she wore the iconic “little black dress” by Givenchy, who also dressed her for many of her movies. Fashion experts have said Hepburn was a style icon because she wore the look that suited her best – “clean lines, simple yet bold accessories, and a minimalist palette. Today, many women still find her style as a wardrobe staple. Hepburn made many things famous- (capri pants, ballet flats, full skirts,and cinched waist. She knew how to take the simplest silhouettes and make them unique; and her incredible classic style lives on in women all over the world.