Classic Fashion Icon

By Alessandra Kelly

The outstanding British actress, Audrey Hepburn, was born on May 4, 1929. The well-known actress not only carried a captivating aura as she walked, but her beauty and style influenced the fashion world for years to come. 

Audrey Hepburn was featured in many films over the years., Ssome include Roman Holiday, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Funny face, and Sabrina. In each of these charming films, the actress portrays the perfect fashionista with absolutely no fault. Audrey Hepburn once stated,  “Fashion came into my life when I had my very, very first couture dress made by Hubert de Givenchy.” Later in the years, she continued to work with Givenchy which paved the way for her fashionable style. 

Some of the common staples Hepburn franchised included the headscarf, the black polo neck, the oversized white shirt, and the iconic black dress. Specifically, Breakfast At Tiffany’s showcased her in a long black gown, which brought the timeless little black dress to life.

Later in life, Audrey Hepburn devoted herself to humanitarian work as she began a new career as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She continued her noteworthy career until shortly before her death in 1993. To the present, Audrey Hepburn represents more than a simple fashion icon, she remains a role model for young women to accomplish and achieve their dreams.