Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Full Circle

Audrey Hepburn in my eyes, has always been one of the most elegant and stylish women is history. The clothes she wore in her heyday are clothes that you see in fashion now. I would do almost anything to acquire her wardbrobe in "How To Steal A Million", where I feel she dresses even more stylish than in "Breakfast At Tiffany's."
The black dress was inroduced in 1926 by Coco Chanel but it was Miss Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffanys (That opening scene) that started the real phenomenon. Now which women or teen would be complete without her LBD?

The dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy was made for the 1961 film. Only yesterday was this dress sold at an auction for £467,200 - more than six times the estimate , at Christie's.

However, it seems Audrey started another fashion in "How To Steal A Million" she wears this rather large, showy riding hat. However, in Balenciaga's Fall '06 collection we see an exact replica of this very hat, in black and white.

Some the basic message is, that dramatic scarf you keep at the back of your cupboard, hold on to it.

Who knows, in the next ten or twenty years it may be considered the height of fashion again.


Blogger discothequechic said...

haha, I was going to write a post about these hats!

Did you get the idea from that article in this months issue of Vogue?

S xx

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