In 1953, When Audrey Hepburn burst onto the screen in Roman Holiday
, she forever changed the international ideal of elegance, grace, and beauty. Suddenly, glamour and even sexiness seemed attainable for women everywhere; Audrey was uncommonly beautiful, but she was real
--hers was a look anyone could aim for, but few could pull off as effortlessly or effectively. By mixing a few classic elements of "Audrey style"--the little black dress, ballet flats with slim capri pants, bold hats and sunglasses--suburban housewives became more Hollywood than Hoboken in an instant.
Here author Pamela Clarke Keogh introduces us to the woman behind the clothes, using words from friends, fellow actors, and designers who dressed her to paint a picture of a truly remarkable woman. A humanitarian, artist, friend, and above all, survivor, Audrey inspired women and men alike to approach life with spirit, grace, and simplicity. The nearly 100 color and black-and-white photographs, paired with original sketches from such fashion luminaries as Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, and Vera Wang, show that Audrey was much more than a beautiful, well-dressed personality; her courage and individuality come shining through in every page. --Leah Ball
"I liked her a lot; in fact, I loved Audrey. It was easy to love her." -- Gregory Peck
"In every movie I have ever watched, starting with Roman Holiday, I was in love with Audrey Hepburn. I played every part'I was Gregory Peck a long time ago! I was Bill Holden, I was Cary Grant, I was her biggest fan." -- Ralph Lauren
"The imprint of Miss Hepburn is absolutely, totally present. Like it or not, she will be the most important look of the twentieth century." -- Manolo Blahnik