Audrey Hepburn has long been a style-icon and continues to influence fashion even today. One of our best-selling and most-loved ranges is the Audrey in pearl, but as the nights draw in and the cocktail frocks come out we've made it available in jet. The entire range has been launched in black for the Autumn/Winter party season. No Little Black Dress will be complete without it!
We've always loved Audrey in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's; the story of a society girl making her way in Manhattan via shady characters and a drugs ring. The movie was based on Truman Copote's novella, who apparently wrote it with Marilyn Monroe in mind and who was quoted as saying the film studio "double-crossed him every way imaginable" when Hepburn was cast. (Monroe was advised not to play the role of a prostitute - albeit a high class one - and went on to film The Misfits instead).
Hepburn had long been the muse of Hubert de Givenchy and he was brought in to design her costumes after previously designing for both Funny Face and Sabrina. Now of course, we can't think of her in the film with out also thinking of her dress, necklace and over-sized sunglasses - the sunglasses were widely reported to be Ray-Bans but were, in fact, from Oliver Goldsmith and were re-released in 2011 to mark the golden anniversary of the film. The dress was Givenchy- 3 dresses were made for the film and one was sold at Christie's in 2006 for £467,200! And finally that necklace. It was in fact 5 rows of pearls with a dimond brooch pinned to its' centre!