Woman Crush Wednesday: Audrey Hepburn

There are trendsetters and then there are style icons. No one has ever epitomised everything about the black evening cocktail dress, dressed up or down, than Audrey Hepburn. Her sleek, stylish and resonate Hubert Givenchy-designed silhouette has stood the test of time. The iconic image of Audrey with an over-sized cigarette holder in hand enjoying Breakfast at Tiffany’s is said to be one of the most stylistically important photos of the 20th Century.  

What made the image truly special was that it encapsulated every ideal about the woman in the “little black dress”. She is sophisticated, an effortless beauty and also striking. Audrey Hepburn had these qualities in droves before she ever wore the dress and hence why the image is so timeless.


The actress, singer, style icon and humanitarian lived a life only a few could imagine. She lived through wartime in Europe, trained as a ballerina, performed on Broadway and is the first female to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA for Best Actress and Golden Globe for Best Actress.

In her later life as a UNICEF Ambassador of Goodwill she dedicated herself to helping children in developing countries. Audrey puts her philosophy down to a few simple rules:

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lip, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Audrey embodied everything that was stylish and meaningful, and she did it with an air of sophistication that may never be seen again.