0 comments / Posted on by Hannah Rose Prendergast

In keeping with exploring the beauty of the past, Historic New York is all for commemorating fashion icons throughout history. We're also interested in seeing how their looks inspired today's fashion and what they might wear if they were here today. Of course, when you think of any female fashion icon, the name Audrey Hepburn is bound to come up. 

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn was a British actress and model during the early 50's to late 60's. During this time she made an indelible mark in fashion history with her classic style dressing. She had this way of making simple staple pieces feminine yet classy. When you think of Audrey Hepburn, you think of clothing that is absolutely tailor-made. You think of a little black dress and you think of a simple color palette. She was less about being flashy in making a fashion statement and more about an understated glamor. 

Her look was chic, elegant, and effortless. Her style remains coveted today because it is timeless. The star's most iconic role was in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Her ensemble for the movie; a little black dress, was also made famous. To get the look, we recommend trying our Mediterranean Sea Dress from the "Lefkada" collection. It's definitely a more modern version of what Audrey would have worn; with flecks of yellow and green at the base of a honeycomb knit. But, it's also a classic as it hits just below the knee (no mini dresses!) with a simple spaghetti strap. 

Mediterranean Sea dress from the "Lefkada" Collection of Historic New York.

Pair this with a black kitten heel or black flats, also a fave of Audrey's, and a strand of pearls. Then voila, you've channeled Hepburn's look. But her style taught us more than this. Audrey Hepburn was a lesson is how sometimes in fashion, less is more. So, next time you're getting ready and can't decide what to wear, go for something simple yet elegant. It's what Audrey would have wanted! 

In keeping with exploring the beauty of the past, Historic New York is all for commemorating fashion icons throughout history. We're also interested in seeing how their looks inspired today's fashion and what they might wear if they were here today. Of course, when you think of any female fashion icon, the name Audrey Hepburn is bound to come up. 

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn was a British actress and model during the early 50's to late 60's. During this time she made an indelible mark in fashion history with her classic style dressing. She had this way of making simple staple pieces feminine yet classy. When you think of Audrey Hepburn, you think of clothing that is absolutely tailor-made. You think of a little black dress and you think of a simple color palette. She was less about being flashy in making a fashion statement and more about an understated glamor. 

Her look was chic, elegant, and effortless. Her style remains coveted today because it is timeless. The star's most iconic role was in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Her ensemble for the movie; a little black dress, was also made famous. To get the look, we recommend trying our Mediterranean Sea Dress from the "Lefkada" collection. It's definitely a more modern version of what Audrey would have worn; with flecks of yellow and green at the base of a honeycomb knit. But, it's also a classic as it hits just below the knee (no mini dresses!) with a simple spaghetti strap. 

Mediterranean Sea dress from the "Lefkada" Collection of Historic New York.

Pair this with a black kitten heel or black flats, also a fave of Audrey's, and a strand of pearls. Then voila, you've channeled Hepburn's look. But her style taught us more than this. Audrey Hepburn was a lesson is how sometimes in fashion, less is more. So, next time you're getting ready and can't decide what to wear, go for something simple yet elegant. It's what Audrey would have wanted! 

0 comments

Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing