Audrey Style (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Aug 31, 2010 - Photography - 240 pages
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Everyone, it seems, is a fan of Audrey's. She was Gigi, a princess, Holly Golightly, a nun, Maid Marian, even an angel. And we believed her in every role. But Audrey Hepburn was also one of the most admired and emulated women of the twentieth century, who encouraged women to discover and highlight their own strength. By example, she not only changed the way women dress--she forever altered the way they viewed themselves.

But Audrey Hepburn's beauty was more than skin deep. "You know the Audrey you saw onscreen? Audrey was like that in real life, only a million times better," says designer Jeffrey Banks. For the first time, this style biography reveals the details--fashion and otherwise--that contributed so greatly to Audrey's appeal. Drawing on original interviews with Hubert de Givenchy, Gregory Peck, Nancy Reagan, Doris Brynner, and Audrey Wilder, as well as reminiscences of professional friends like Steven Spielberg, Ralph Lauren, noted Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby, Steven Meisel, and Kevyn Aucoin, Audrey Style brings the Audrey her family and friends loved to life.

With more than ninety color and black-and-white photographs, many of which have never before been published, and original designer sketches from Edith Head, Hubert de Givenchy, Vera Wang, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen, and others, Audrey Style gives measure to the grace, humor, intelligence, generosity, and inimitable fashion sense that was Audrey Hepburn.

  

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Contents

Meeting Monsieur Givenchy
22
Three Easy Pieces
42
Audrey and Jackie
70
Woman of the Year
85
Famous Famous
104
Makeup Tips
126
A Fans Notes
154
Audreys Closet
174
In the Kitchen with Audrey
198
Shooting a Star
228
Copyright

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Page 52 - Landeau visited the production; he was 'captivated by a girl who crossed the set. lt's difficult to explain. lt wasn't any big deal: just two huge dark eyes and a fringe floating through the scene.' For Nickolas Dana, one of the dancers. 'Audrey was the prettiest girl in the show. ... She had one skirt, one blouse, one pair of shoes and a beret, but she had fourteen scarves. What she did with them week by week you wouldn't believe. ... She had the gift, the flair of how to dress.
Page 69 - Well, we've done this scene now. Why don't you change back into your clothes and then come out and have a chat with me. There are a few things I'd like to know about you.' So I got into my sweater and slacks, and I came back and sat down and talked to him. He asked me a lot of questions about myself, about my work, even about my past during the war in Holland. I suddenly realized, little that I knew, a camera was rolling all the time.
Page 60 - As a child. I was taught that it was bad manners to bring attention to yourself. and to never. ever make a spectacle of yourself...
Page 56 - It has stayed with me through my own relationships. When I fell in love and got married, I lived in constant fear of being left. . . . Whatever you love most, you fear you might lose.
Page 53 - You look into your mother's face, and it's covered with tears, and you're terrified. You say to yourself, 'What's going to happen to me?
Page 192 - Audrey once told me that she never felt loved by her mother, but Ella did love her, believe me. Often people can't tell the object of their love they love them; they'll tell other people instead. I probably would have hated Ella as a mother," Gershe surmises. "But I loved her as a friend.
Page 68 - They wanted an unknown, and they were going to test a great many girls. To get the test I had to meet a man named William Wyler. I had no idea who he was. So one day I got an appointment to go to Claridges.
Page 119 - one tries to live as though one were on a farm — that is, naturally: You try to exercise, but you can't always; you eat the things that are good for you, but you also eat things that are not good for you.

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About the author (2010)

Pamela Clarke Keogh is the author of Audrey Style, the worldwide bestselling photographic biography of Audrey Hepburn. She was born in Baumbolder, Germany, and raised on the North Shore of Long Island, not far from where Sabrina was filmed. Educated at Vassar College, she worked as a journalist, television producer, and screenwriter. She currently lives in New York City.

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