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Fashion historian Milana Abieva will talk about the most important women in fashion history, their influence on trends, iconic looks and, of course, bags for a new section of the online magazine «Shipyards».

Behind almost every popular accessory — be it a handbag or shoes or sunglasses, there is always a name … No, not a couturier or designer, as you might think. And the woman who glorified this accessory, or even inspired it to be created.

Such bright personalities who left their mark on the history of fashion, as a rule, continue to inspire women and men many decades later — their style seems to be timeless and trendless. Perhaps that is why such women are called nothing more than style icons.

The heroine of today’s article is known to most from such cult films as «Roman Holiday», «Sabrina», «How to Steal a Million» and many other legendary films. The role of Audrey Hepburn in the history of cinema cannot be overestimated, but for the fashion world, the actress has become a special symbol of elegance and grace.

Audrey Hepburn.  Style icons and their bags
Audrey Hepburn in «Sabrina»

The popularity of a thin girl with huge, expressive brown eyes came in the fifties, which sang of curvaceous female forms. Despite this, the very first appearance on the big screen of the future film diva was fateful.

Audrey Hepburn.  Style icons and their bags
Audrey Hepburn as Princess Anne in Roman Holiday

The image of Princess Anna from the movie «Roman Holiday» instantly fell in love with all the girls of the globe. A white laconic blouse, a flared skirt and Greek-style sandals — this is the very first image that made Audrey an object to follow and became an eternal classic of the summer wardrobe. With each new film, the popularity of the actress only increased.

Audrey Hepburn.  Style icons and their bags
Audrey Hepburn in ballet flats

Soon, couturier Hubert de Givenchy saw his muse in Hepburn, and from now on, almost every image of the actress, including iconic screen outfits, was created by Givenchy. The creative union of the French couturier and the Dutch-British actress resulted in the loud glory of the first and the refined and refined style of the second.

Givenchy created luxurious outfits for Audrey, and she, in turn, glorified them. The name of the main character in the film «Sabrina» was even named the neckline in which she appears in one of the scenes. An elegant black dress made of thick silk perfectly emphasized the image of Cinderella, whose fairy godmother was impeccable Parisian chic. Is it worth talking about the iconic images from the movie «Breakfast at Tiffany’s», which have become real classics of fashion?

A little black dress, a black wide-brimmed hat, a classic trench coat, massive costume jewelry — all this remains relevant to this day. Audrey’s style changed following fashion trends, but her elegance remained unchanged. By the way, it was she, along with Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot, who popularized the wearing of a silk dress “à la babushka”, which became a symbol of the image of a woman of the middle of the century.

Innate grace, girlish slenderness and charm made Hepburn a true trendsetter — including, she was one of the screen divas who popularized ballet flats. Hepburn’s ballet past, along with her graceful forms, was perfectly combined with the most delicate shoes, reminiscent of pointe shoes. Moreover, the fashion for ballet shoes, which appeared in the fifties with the participation of the actress, was a harbinger of the fashion for flat shoes that dominated the sixties of the “space age”.

Of course, Audrey Hepburn, being a real style icon, not only glorified the outfits created by the designers, but also inspired the couturier herself to create new collections and accessories. It was thanks to Hepburn that one of the models of handbags created by the fashion house Louis Vuitton, specially at her request, appeared, which later became the permanent classic of the brand and definitely became one of the cult bags that are relevant to this day.

Audrey Hepburn.  Style icons and their bags
Audrey Hepburn with a Louis Vuitton bag


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