Not too long ago the legendary Hubert de Givenchy passed away at the age of 91. A lifelong friendship with Audrey Hepburn resulted in beautiful collaborations.
Today marks the 89th birthday of Miss Audrey Hepburn. On May 4th 1929 a little lady was brought into this world and no one knew what kind of effect she was going to have. Even now, 89 years after her birth and 25 years after her death, more and more people discover her, love her and admire her for the person she was.
Audrey shaking hands with Princess Beatrix. Photo by Harry Pot
Some of you may know that I’m Dutch and live in the Netherlands. Today, April 27, is King’s Day (or as we Dutchies call it: Koningsdag). King’s Day is the day of King Willem-Alexander’s birthday and the whole country celebrates it. Every year again the King, Queen Maxima and their 3 daughters visit a different city in the country where the city presents itself in the best way possible… Anyway! Enough for today’s class…
I thought it was a nice opportunity to show you some photos of Audrey with the Dutch Royals, ’cause yes… She knew them and they knew her.
Christie’s in London had a huge auction in September last year with photographs, clothes and other personal belongings that were once owned by Audrey Hepburn. Most of those items were part of Christie’s exhibition in London for just a few days…
Christie’s is having another auction this May (online only) and in “honor” of that I thought I would show you some photos from the last auction.
Audrey photographed by George Douglas in New York, 1952.
Some people you just never forget.
I always find it fascinating when people are still, for a lack of a better word: “relevant” so many years after “reaching their peek”.
Audrey Hepburn was on top of the world in the 50’s and 60’s with her movies Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, you name it… She then went on to be a mother to her two sons and made fewer movies and yet people never lost interest. There was always some kind of urge to see her. Whether that was seeing her in real life or on screen.
Audrey photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1955.
Yes! Finally! Hepburnism.com is now a fact and I’m so extremely excited! Been wanting to do this for quite some time and I finally decided to just go with it.