Breakfast at Tiffany's: Audrey Hepburn Fashion Icon

Audrey Hepburn is a film star icon. She was a fantastic actress, a wonderful humanitarian, and above all, maybe, she was a fashion icon. None is more true, then her costumes in the film, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Audrey Hepburn played a somewhat troubled un

Audrey Hepburn is a film star icon. She was a fantastic actress, a wonderful humanitarian, and above all, maybe, she was a fashion icon. None is more true, then her costumes in the film, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Audrey Hepburn played a somewhat troubled underneath young woman whose job was to be a lady of the night. She tried to appear together and upbeat to the outside world, ever the party girl, the part required that Audrey Hepburn to become a fashion plate once again. The role was somewhat outside of the actress's comfort zone, but she did a beautiful job in the 1960's film. This role is Audrey Hepburn's most iconic role.

This character may have been a lady of the night, struggling to get by, but she had a taste for the finer things in life. She ate her breakfast standing outside the fine jewelry store called, Tiffany's. This film put this store on the map, females everywhere crave for something that comes in that little blue box. Audrey's character never looked torn down after her late night activities, she was always dressed to the nine. She might have felt less than good about herself, but her attitude never said that. She might have never been able to pay her rent on time, but goodness knows with all she had she was going to dress like she was a huge film star, like the person who was actually playing her. She craved to be a fine lady, but she learned that the person she most wanted to be already existed within in her.

Most of her outfits in the film were black dresses, black hats, and  black sunglasses. The only time she wore anything other than black was in her bed clothes, and one day when she wore a pink dress with a pink overcoat. Ironically, the scene in which she wore a pink featured the saddest part of the film. Besides, her clothes and the jewelry store, she also put tiaras on the map for the mainstream fashion world.

This film is one of my favorites, because of the story and the acting, but one of the major reasons I love this film is because I love Audrey Hepburn's fashion sense. She was a star no matter what she wore or she played, but Breakfast at Tiffany's is one   

of the most iconic fashion-filled films of all times.

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