If you were to randomly stop someone on the street and asked them who they thought were a fashion icon, many would undoubtedly answer Audrey Hepburn. The haughty yet classy style icon is a household name and has left a lasting impression in the fashion and film world with her most noteworthy role in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.
The 1961 American romantic comedy solidified Hepburn’s position as a fashion frontrunner during this time and in 2012, the film was deemed by the US Library of Congress as “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant”. The fashion and notion of extravagance is undeniably the most significant aspects of the film, with the jewellery brand Tiffany & Co, being the one of the most memorable.
‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ was the first time the brand had been used as a film location, expressing that they were “grateful for the kind words and free publicity”. The jewellery brand which was already established as a luxury retailer during this time, further gained recognition and status through the film.
Hepburn’s portrayal of the oh-so stylish Holly Golightly with her lavish adornments is considered one of the most iconic images of 20th century film and have continued to inspire today. The flagship store in Manhattan, New York where Tiffany was featured in the film remains a popular location for tourists and many fans alike.