Audrey Hepburn Fashion Tips: Dress Like Sabrina Fairchild
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Audrey Hepburn Fashion Tips: Dress Like Sabrina Fairchild

An article about Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn became a fashion icon and a top actress when she became a top Hollywood player when she starred with Gregory Peck in "Roman Holiday." Audrey starred as a teenage princess who escapes her handlers, and ends up following in love with a mystery man reporter. The actress won an Oscar for her very first headlining role.

The next role is "Sabrina." Audrey played Sabrina Fairchild who was in love with one brother, and ended up falling for the older brother instead. Audrey's character went to Paris, France in the film. Paris became the backdrop for many of the actress' films. Audrey continued to establish herself as a fashion icon. Audrey Hepburn was a direct opposite of another top actress at the time, Marilyn Monroe. Hepburn's body type was a inspiration for ballet flats, pencil pants, and black cocktail dresses. This film inspired a remake film in 1995 with Julia Ormond, Harrison Ford, and Greg Kinnear. This film started a long-term friendship with famed designer, Hubert de Givenchy. The designer mistook Audrey for Katherine Hepburn when they first met.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" was another pivotal role for the blooming actress. This film firmly established her as a film icon. She could make the make the most simple looks look high fashion like black sunglasses or scarves on the neck. Hepburn had a dancer's body so any accessories that would highlight her unique qualities were used. Hepburn also made princess tiaras apart of mainstream fashion.

Audrey Hepburn is still inspiring in fashion today. Gap stores even used Audrey in their fall campaign a few short years ago. The commercial was a huge hit, and featured clips from Hepburn's film, "Funny Face" which she co-starred with Fred Astaire in 1967. The Gap Campaign featured a clip for their line with a film that was 39 years old at that point. This cemented Audrey's fashion sense as timeless and classic for any decade.

Audrey spent the last years of her life as a UNICEF ambassador in countries outside of the United States helping disadvantaged children who are in desperate need of time, funds, and celebrity attention. Audrey Hepburn died of cancer in January 1993. Her lasting legacy as a humanitarian, actress, and fashion icon status will be forever cemented in pop culture history.

Audrey was a top fashion icon and the lessons she illustrated can be used by people today.

Here are 3 ways you can be a fashion icon, like Miss Hepburn:

Dress to your body type: Focus on areas that you consider to be your best assets, and highlight those.

Know Your Style: Do not try to be the "It Girl" of the moment. Do what comes most naturally to you. If copying someone else's fashion does not make you look or feel better than why do it.

Simple looks can be very effective: Do not try to over accessorize pick pieces that can be be worn naturally.

Follow your classic style, and you too will be on your way to becoming your own fashion icon.

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Comments (7)

She was so wonderful

Love her style. Nice job!

Well presented and thanks for recalling a fashion icon in this article. Audrey Hepburn was ahead of her time.

Excellent article. I love Audrey Hepburn!

Thank you, yes she was brilliant!

Great piece! I think that Audrey along with Marilyn and of course Chanel helped bring the Little Black Dress into main stream fashion. Appropriate also with the 'Back in Black' song used in the GAP commercial. Not sure Audrey would have shopped at the GAP herself though...could be.

Thank you, Tara!