It was over 50 years ago today, October 5th, 1961, that the much-loved movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s was released. One of the greatest female screen legends, Audrey Hepburn, played Holly Golightly, a young free-spirited New York socialite.
The first time I watched the movie I had thought (or hoped) that the beautiful Holly had it all; great fashion, big dreams, lots of friends. The world was her oyster. Not true. By the end of the movie I had tears rolling down my face.
Audrey Hepburn made a lasting impression on generations of people and she still does in so many ways.
She endorsed the colour pink.
She showed us how softly painted pink walls can make one look beautiful.
Audrey made ‘repurposed’ furniture look au-courant whilst lounging on her bathtub sofa in her NYC apartment in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
She has always been the perfect figure for pop-art,
And is the perfect silhouette for mega-giant IKEA to create PJÄTTERYD, a larger-than-life sized canvas of Audrey Hepburn, seen hanging in everything from hair salons to clothing shops and living rooms to dorm rooms.
We love you Audrey Hepburn. Thanks for everything.
The legend lives on.