Sunday, December 25, 2011

Favorite Audrey Movie Fashions: #1


The black dress – short or long – became a fashion staple after “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

The first scene of the 1961 film shows Audrey as Holly Golightly emerging from a taxi in the early morning and walking up to the window display at Tiffany’s. She’s wearing a gorgeous yet simple black dress and gloves, a singular figure on the sidewalk. She then nibbles on a Danish, making her more one of us – a dreamer who prefers a Danish to caviar.


Later she wears a simpler little black dress. While Coco Chanel may have invented the little black dress, Audrey immortalized it in this film with Givenchy’s help.

It seemed like everything she touched in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” became stylish, whether it’s wearing a men’s shirt (and nothing else) or the oversized sunglasses or the long cigarette holder.

But that’s Audrey. Forever stylish.


9 comments:

  1. A beautiful collection! Can't argue with one of them!

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the series. It was fun to do. After two years of professing my love of Audrey, I finally did something substantial on her :)

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  3. Givenchy's little black dresses for Audrey in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" are my favorites of all time. The long, lovely black gown she wears in the opening sequence is the stuff that dreams are made of (at least my dreams when I first set eyes on it). And her upswept, highlighted hairdo. Sigh.

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  4. That opening scene looks contemporary yet is 50 years old! How telling is that about Audrey's style?

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  5. I don't think I ever saw her in a film where her clothes didn't look fabulous. She even made the habit look good in A Nun's Story--and that takes effort, believe me! I love the little black dress and you're right, she immortalized it!

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  6. CFB,
    Happy New Year to you my friend! All the best for you and more great posts in 2012.
    Page

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  7. Hi Kim ... you are right. Even in a nun's habit she looked lovely. Happy New Year Page! Yes, let's go for some great posts this year.

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