CWMALLS World’s Fashion Trends Sharing And Review Series — 7 Of Audrey Hepburn’s Greatest Givenchy Moments On-Screen

Over the course of her Hollywood career, Audrey Hepburn worked with directors as varied as Billy Wilder and George Cukor and starred opposite Tinsel Town’s most-famous male leads, including William Holden, Marlon Brando and Rex Harrison. The one constant throughout her starring silver-screen turns was her love of Hubert de Givenchy.

As Hepburn once said, “Givenchy’s clothes are the only ones I feel myself in. He is more than a designer, he is a creator of personality.” While the fashion world waits to hear who will replace Clare Waight Keller at the helm of the house, revisit the greatest moments from Hepburn’s on-screen love affair with the eponymous designer, below.

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Sabrina, 1954

This 1954 role marked Hepburn’s first film association with Hubert de Givenchy. William Holden and Humphrey Bogart play wealthy brothers David and Linus Larrabee, who were both besotted with Hepburn’s Sabrina Fairchild, their chauffeur’s daughter.

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Funny Face, 1957

By the end of the ’50s, Hepburn had become firmly established in the upper echelons of Hollywood, having won an Academy Award and a Tony. In this 1957 musical, Hepburn’s Jo Stockton abruptly finds herself modelling the Paris fashion collections after photographer Dick Avery (side note: Fred Astaire plays the character based on fashion photographer Richard Avedon) spots her in a Greenwich Village bookshop. Largely set around a fictional fashion magazine, the film is quite simply irresistible.

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Love in the Afternoon, 1957

The classic romantic comedy starring Gary Cooper and Hepburn shows off the iconic landmarks of Paris as much as it does the couture of Givenchy.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961

No Hepburn role is more iconic than Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Based on Truman Capote’s novella by the same name, it marks the epitome of Hollywood glamour on film. Shot on location on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, the film’s famous opening sequence instantly sparked obsessions with Tiffany & Co jewellery, croissants, and strapless black dresses the world over.

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Charade, 1963

In Charade, Hepburn’s Regina Lampert takes a serious turn against the backdrop of her on-screen husband’s unresolved murder. The film is remembered for its famously thrilling sequences that call Alfred Hitchcock to mind.

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Paris When It Sizzles, 1964

Paris When It Sizzles follows a familiar romantic comedy plot – a professional screenwriter played by William Holden faces severe writer’s block, only to be inspired by the secretary (Hepburn) he hires to type his unfinished script. Less commonly known is this film’s cheeky self-referential look at Hollywood history. Marlene Dietrich, Noël Coward and Mel Ferrer all appear on screen.

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How To Steal A Million, 1966

Opposite Peter O’Toole in 1966, Hepburn is at the centre of a lying, cheating world of forgery in the highest realms of the Old Masters art world. Could there be a better heist film?

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Sources from: British Vogue

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