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Presentation for an Intro to the fashion Industry class about a well-known fashion icon.


  • 1. Audrey Hepburn Fashion Icon FM 114 Malniquia Evans

2. History: Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium Age 5, Attended boarding school in London where she studied ballet 1939, Audrey returned to Holland when England declared war on Germany 1945, Audrey moved to Amsterdam with her mother Ella where she studied ballet, modern jazz and avant-garde choreography at the Ballet-studio 45 until the school closed in 1948 In 1948, she auditioned for Marie Rambert from Ballet Rambert in London, she was accepted with a full scholarship and dreamed to become a prima ballerina While in England, Audrey took modeling jobs and was cast in a cabaret show called High Button Shoes under the name Audrey Hepburn 1950, Audrey landed a feature role in Sauce Piquante Between 1950 and 1953, Audrey appeared in 5 films 1953, French writer Colette spotted Audrey on the set of Monte Carlo Baby while searching for someone to star as Gigi in the Broadway play in New York City In 1954, she won the Oscar for best actress for her role as Princess Anne in Roman Holiday, Hepburns first American motion picture at the age of 24 She was cast as the lead role in Sabrina in 1954 where she became friends with young French designer Hubert de Givenchy She met and dated Mel Ferrer while starring in Broadways Ondine also in 1954 September 1954, she married Mel Ferrer in Switzerland 1956, she starred in War and Peace alongside husband Mel Ferrer In 1957 she starred in Funny Face 3. History: 1959, Audrey received another best actress nomination and golden globe nomination for her role as sister nun in The Nuns Story In January of 1960, Hepburn gave birth to first son Sean Hepburn-Ferrer In 1961, she starred in Breakfast at Tiffanys, originally a novel by Truman Capote Between 1961 and 1967 she starred in The Childrens Hour (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967) amongst others In 1964, Hepburn reunited with her father Joseph Ruston who abandoned the family when she was six In 1968, Audrey and Mel divorced and Audrey settled with son Sean in Rome While on a cruise in Greece, Hepburn met and married Dr. Andrea Dotti in 1969 In 1970, she gave birth to her second son Luca Dotti By 1976 Hepburn starred opposite Sean Connery in Robin and Marian In 1980 after 10 years of marriage Audrey and husband Andrea Dotti divorced Soon after she met Dutch actor Robert Wolders who became her final companion In 1988, Hepburn accepted what she considered her greatest role as a UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador In 1989, she starred in her final film Always On January 20, 1993, Audrey Hepburn passed away at the age of 64 with Robbie, Sean and Luca by her side 4. Icon: 1. Roles: -Roman Holiday (1953) -Sabrina (1954) -Funny Face (1957) -Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961) 2. Style -Film -Personal 3. Humanitarian 5. Fashion Icon: 5 Reasons Audrey Hepburn is considered a Fashion Icon: 6. Fashion Icon: Breakfast at Tiffanys Born from an idea of CoCo Chanel in 1926 Staple item Versatility Seen on film today 1. Little Black Dress (LBD) 7. Fashion Icon: Suits, button down dress shirts, trousers Boy-chic Pixie cut Loafers and flats Slacks 2. Masculine Look/Style 8. Fashion Icon: Collaboration, Muse Breakfast at Tiffanys, Sabrina etc. Film and personal style Givenchy Perfume, LInterdit 3. Hubert De Givenchy 9. Fashion Icon: Style was different than woman of her era Classic look that is still seen today Basic yet sophisticated 4. Simple, Elegant, Clean 10. Fashion Icon: Necklaces Funky Hats Evening gloves Made a simple look more fun with her accessories 5. Accessories 11. Stores: Zara Topshop 12. Line inspired by Audrey Hepburn: Formal dress Suits Basics Embellished necklace Pea-coat, Trench-coat Big Sunglasses Funky Hats 13. The End: