Saturday, April 27, 2013

Audrey's Timeless Appeal

From The Globe and Mail:
Her style communicates that inner character. Sure, she had help in crafting her image. Hubert de Givenchy, the designer and lifelong friend who was responsible for her iconic little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, perfected her minimalist chic. And Roman makeup artist Alberto de Rossi invented her “mascara look” and the “wing” eyebrows that helped define her beauty. But there was an idiosyncratic element to the way she put herself together that was not deliberate, that wasn’t dictated by a stylist-on-retainer.

She was a woman of a thousand head scarves, oversized round sunglasses and flats. (Salvatore Ferragamo made a shoe for her, a testament of her ability to influence fashion trends.) She loved to carry a small basket as a purse in the summer and in the winter. Not a choice for convenience or safekeeping of things, it suggested a certain Hollygo– lightness of being, a fondness for strolling through the garden of life or an outdoor market full of choices, ready to collect that which delighted her. Even in her last years, she carried one to gather roses from her garden. (Read entire article.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

She displayed an endearing fragility without showing any trace of vulnerability or pathos, and imbued charm and sophistication to all her films. A truly class act to the end!