Monday, September 13, 2010
Fashion History...A look back at Breakfast at Tiffany's
In the spirit of Fashion Week and all the wonderful new trends, styles, and fashions that will be showcased in the coming days, we thought we'd pay tribute to a movie that started a fashion revolution.
Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of those iconic movies that has maintained popularity through the years. To this day, women want to emulate Audrey Hepburn's effortless look from that opening scene, coffee and croissant in hand, dressed in a sleeveless black dress, pearls, and big sunglasses gazing in the Tiffany's window.
Here's a look back at the fashion history of Breakfast at Tiffany's:
"Audrey Hepburn's clothes in this film were designed by her great friend, Hubert de Givenchy. Their partnership (she remained his muse throughout his career) redefined both movie wardrobes and standards of beauty, as he said, 'There is not a woman alive who does not dream of looking like Audrey Hepburn.' Not only would Hepburn's pared down wardrobe and her streaked beehive be imitated worldwide, and 'Moon River' become a standard, but pounds and pet stores alike were innundated for requests for orange tabby cats. As the author of Audrey Style asserts, 'Felines aside, the Hepburn Givenchy partnership reached the apogee of rafine elegance as Holly Golightly's hangover chic caused a run on triple strand faux pearl necklaces, sleeveless dresses and oversized dark sunglasses that continues to this day.' It's hard to believe that the costumes were not even nominated for an Oscar, the prize going to West Side Story." (via http://www.moviediva.com/MD_root/reviewpages/MDBreakfastatTiffanys.htm)
The Rosalie dress (above) in black is a perfect option for effortless style. Just add shades and you'll have everyone in awe of your amazing style!
Rosalie just went on sale on kateboggiano.com! 55% off...snatch one up before they disappear!
New trends are great and exciting, but it's also nice to have a beautiful go-to outfit that captures effortless style--something you can just slip on and instantly look and feel great, a la Audrey.
In her own words: "My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses."
Easy advice to follow.
Posted by Kate at 10:00 AM