Audrey, Audrey, Audrey!
What a lady. I just recently watched Charade the other day where she co-stars with Cary Grant. Great film... but I'd like to talk about the leading lady herself, Audrey Hepburn. Captivating all those who watch her on the big screen, this skinny little actress has been a fashion icon up until present day. Really until her, there wasn't an actress of her physical caliber in films. Bringing a new body image to the big screen, designers couldn't get enough of her. She was actually Oscar De La Renta's muse during her time.
Films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's has really made her more of an iconic look than an actual person. Harsh to say, probably, but it is true in a sense. In a recent interview, which can be seen below this paragraph, Audrey explains just that. "I created a look, in order to make something of myself".
When people think "Breakfast at Tiffany's", of course one is going to have an image of Audrey Hepburn flash into their heads, but I'm also sure and can safely state she will be wearing the same outfit. The large "cat-eye" sunglasses with the long cigarette holder staring into her reflection from the Tiffany's window dressed in an all black evening dress and long gloves with a tiara and heavily pearled necklace on.
What about Sabrina? She looked way to thin in that film, but never the less, stunning all the same. And who can forget her simple, yet still iconic ensemble in her solo dance number in Funny Face. Dressed in black on black turtle neck, and ankle high cigarette pant with white socks and black mary janes'.
This woman wreaked of fashion iconography, but Audrey herself never found herself personally pretty and admitted anyone can obtain the "Audrey Hepburn" look as she calls it. "My look can be attainable by any woman." Regardless Audrey, you were and are still quite a woman that I personally would love to walk in your shoes for a day...or closet at least.
Monday, May 20, 2013
HBO's, Game of Thrones is probably every costume designers' fantasy come to the television screen. A phenomenal show, and a phenomenal wardrobe to say the least. The costume decision, made by Michelle Clapton, is one of the most creative minds in Sci-Fi history (in my personal opinion). A mix somewhere between old world Medieval times and a Star Wars resemblance, the garments are out of this world...literally. Even designers such as Helmut Lang have used the show as a form of inspiration; for example, in his fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection.
Everyone has their favorite character in the show that they're routing for to claim the throne, which is one of the great things about the concept of Game of Thrones. Personally, I can't get enough of the "imp" Tyrion Lannister and Khaleesi, which is who I would like to talk about wardrobe wise for today's post. Although I love the men of the North's garments all covered in thick furs and animal hides and the Lannister family richly embroidered attire, Khaleesi's outfits are always what I look forward to in every episode.
Khaleesi's wardrobe this current season is all about the ethereal greek-goddess look. Most of the female leads on the show are covered in thick embroidered floor-length gowns in long trumpet sleeves showing very little skin. Khaleesi on the other hand, wears draped, flowy, sheer gowns with chunky necklaces or bracelets that rest halfway up her arms, often in gold or leather. After all, she is the mother of dragons. In the previous season when Khaleesi is married to Targaryen leader, Khal Drogo, her wardrobe consisted of the traditional Targaryen attire. She wore torn hides and leather in various shades of earth and sand covering only what needed to be covered on her body. A drastic change in her costume choice is noticeable once she leaves the tribe after the death of Drogo and becomes the mother of dragons.