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Happy Birthday, Audrey! {Glamour Shot of the Day}

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Apparently Audrey Hepburn had the good sense to be born on Star Wars Day.  So, for today’s Glamour Shot of the Day, we get a “twofer.” Although, if we’re going to get technical, nobody knew about The Force back in 1929 when she was born.  Anyway, happy birthday, Audrey!  May the Fourth be with you.

Today’s shot is courtesy of Sophia on Flickr.com who tells us

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Norman Parkinson at “La Vigna” (a charming villa outside Rome, rented by Audrey and her husband Mel Ferrer) for the American Vogue, during a break in the filming of “War and Peace”, in August 1955.

Audrey was wearing:

Cocktail dress: Givenchy (specially for an afternoon cocktail: sleeveless, of grosgrain in a shade of light pink with some white stripes, detail of buttons of resin in the front, skirt with pleats starting from the hip line, length below the knees, liner of light pink silk, of his collection for the Spring/Summer of 1955).

Pearl bracelet: Van Cleef & Arpels.

Gloves: Crescendoe.

Notes: Her hairstyle was done by Grazia De Rossi and her makeup by Alberto De Rossi (Grazia’s husband).

Image and info from Eduardo!

I want to point out that the pleats of the skirt of the dress add some width to her famously waif-like figure but the bell-shape of the skirt and the lines of the panels create clean lines that create a symmetrical look that please the eye.

The Fourth was definitely with this one!

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  1. Glad you put in the hair credit. I’d have assumed lovely Audrey just woke up looking so delightful. Great pic!

  2. great post..!!! keep posting like this..
    liked your article…. tends me to visit again. 🙂
    thank you !!!

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