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Audrey Hepburn was a fashion icon, whether she wanted to be or not. Her personal style seemed effortless while remaining classy and fabulous. Her chic looks were copied the world over, she was the epitome of a trendsetter. Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929, though she passed too soon, she was a head-turner until her last. In fact, She is one of the few people in the world that hold the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, EGOT titleholders have won all four), unfortunately, two were awarded posthumously so she didn’t even know how celebrated she was and is.
When we think of Audrey Hepburn it is hard not to immediately go to Tiffany & Co., in your mind. By starring as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn firmly cemented herself as part of jewelry history. The movie is not only about jewelry, per se, but it thrust Tiffany & Co. into a new stratosphere. A once well-known jewelry house was now an iconic household name and travel photo-op destination.
While Ms. Hepburn was often full glam on screen, she tended to go a little more relaxed when off-screen. She did blow it out on occasion and dress to the nines but her day-to-day elegance was more subtly delivered. Ballet flats instead of massive heels, studs instead of big flashy earrings. Her sons were said to have only realized that she was famous because of photographers, they only knew her to style herself casually. Having started her performing life as a ballet dancer, she carried that sense of delicate elegance throughout her entire career.
In 2017, Christie’s in London held an auction of over 400 items that had belonged to Audrey. The much-anticipated auction resulted in over six million dollars in sales in part I alone. Her sons found the auction to be a way to share her spirit with more of the people who loved her.
While Audrey did not overly love collecting jewelry in her own life, she did appreciate having quality pieces that could be used time and time again. She was ahead of her time in the concept of creating a quality capsule jewelry wardrobe. Looking at all of the photos of her that now live on the internet, she seemed to have enjoyed a little more sparkle in her later years. She was classically beautiful and carried herself with grace and elegance throughout her life. What a magnificent May baby, fashion suffered a loss with her passing.
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An immensely talented actress and overall performer, a stand-out beauty, a humanitarian, and more. The juxtaposition of her bejeweled onscreen life and her more demure offscreen looks is fascinating. She was stunning in any style. I can’t imagine that there are many PriceScopers that don’t know of Audrey Hepburn. We would love to hear what your favorites of her looks are! Please chime in the comments.
Written by Kayti Kawachi