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Violet Must: Audrey Hepburn, Portraits of an Icon | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey

AUDREY HEPBURN DURING THE FILMING OF WAR AND PEACE / PHOTOGRAPHED BY NORMAN PARKINSON, 1955

Violet Must: Audrey Hepburn, Portraits of an Icon | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
  • AUDREY HEPBURN: PORTRAITS OF AN ICON
  • BY TERENCE PEPPER AND HELEN TROMPETELER / SKIRA RIZZOLI / NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON, 2015
It’s hard to find a woman more VIOLET than Audrey Hepburn—her beauty, style, grace, and poise are legend. This month, Rizzoli celebrates the actress and fashion plate with a book of Audrey photos taken directly from the walls of an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery. This definitive volume features images from the set of Hepburn’s most famous works—like Gigi and Breakfast at Tiffany’s—and classic shots by the likes of Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and more.

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Violet Must: Audrey Hepburn, Portrait of an Icon | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
The multiplicity of Hepburn in a feathered hat by milliner Mr. Fred, as captured by Erwin Blumenfeld in 1952. The image later ran in Esquire magazine.
Norman Parkinson’s iconic photo of Hepburn in Givenchy (a friend and frequent collaborator of the actress), which he shot during the filming of War & Peace near Rome. 

Violet Must: Audrey Hepburn, Portrait of an Icon | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey
Hepburn, again dressed in Givenchy, in a photograph by Douglas Kirkland for her 1966 film, How to Steal a Million