Icons: Audrey Hepburn

Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, 1961

May fourth would have been Audrey Hepburn’s 85th birthday. We’re remembering the icon by looking back at her style, her message to the world and of course, her humanitarian work.


One of the greatest fashion icons and screen legends in history, Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) was an actress whose innocence and energy captivated the world. Her grace and elegance were inimitable, and her timeless style (which placed her in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame) continues to inspire art, music and fashion.

Audrey Hepburn on the cover of Vogue, 1964

Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face”, 1957

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Cecil Beaton for Vogue, 1964.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Cecil Beaton for Vogue, 1964.

Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy


“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn in a fine hat by Givenchy, photo by Howell Conant


A humanitarian and an activist, Hepburn focused on her role as the Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF in her thirties.  She worked with extremely impoverished communities in Africa, South America and Asia and in 1992 was awarded by George H.W. Bush the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work.

Audrey Hepburn’s humanitarian work


Audrey is the epitome of Chic style type, known for her signature flats, sunglasses and pearls.

Audrey Hepburn in Rome, 1968

Aging gracefully: Audrey Hepburn Paris Match, 1990