It’s a perfect movie fashion moment from "Funny Face."
Audrey the fashion model is in the Louvre, hiding behind the Winged Victory statue. She yells down for photographer Fred Astaire to tell her when to start, and when he does so, she emerges in this magnificent red stunner, gliding down a staircase in a scene so perfectly composed that it’s a moment to always remember.
The 1957 musical is about fashion, so what better movie to showcase Audrey and Hubert de Givenchy, who was her designer and friend for 40 years? She’s lovely from beginning to end, but what works about this moment is that the merging of Audrey and fashion builds to this point, where Audrey’s character Jo finally owns the fact that she’s a model. Her emergence is symbolic of the character and the freedom she feels.
I’m not quite done with Givenchy, but you’ll have to wait just a little longer for more. Pretty much every outfit in this movie belongs on this list, but this is the one that I remember and love the most.