Glitz; Iconic

By Jo Phillips

SABRINA, Audrey Hepburn, 1954
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More than just a pretty face, Audrey Hepburn has an untold story behind all the glitz and the glamour that renders her all the more endearing. Who doesn’t instantly recognise the 1950’s beauty icon who, ever since the Golden Age of Hollywood, has graced the screens with her elegance and charm in notable films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and her very first film role in Roman Holiday, for which she was commended oh so justly with an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA. Yet her story was not always a fairy-tale, but the sufferings and struggles of her early life in WW2 didn’t stop her from becoming a humanitarian and consequently a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador later in life. So, in recognition of both her role in popular culture as well as her philanthropist contributions, in celebration of her legacy on the 25th anniversary her death, “Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen” will be showcased from 17th August – 30th September 2018 at Proud Central, London. It will be a most beautiful curation of rare portraits of Hepburn, shot by a selection of high profile 20th-century photographers, such as the likes of Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson, Bob Willoughby, Eva Sereny, Mark Shaw and Douglas Kirkland. Each photographer, through their unique style, captures all aspects of Hepburn’s idiosyncrasies: her childlike excitement and playful sense of humour as well as her distinct sophistication.

And if you fancy your very own memorabilia of Audrey Hepburn, you can pick up a “Little book of Audrey Hepburn” by Caroline Jones. Published on July 12th this year, this little gem is an insightful narration of the film and fashion heroine adored by many. Filled with 125 beautiful photos in tribute to Audrey Hepburn, from collaborations with Givenchy to stills of some of her renowned Hollywood films, each and every one exudes her iconic elegance and class, capturing the ingénue that she was. And it was easy for designers and photographers to capture her unique beauty as she was really one in a million; someone who established a most powerful image that has resonated across the globe and long after her demise.

This is definitely a must-have for every fashionista and Hepburn lover, so head over to to pick up your very own copy!

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