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HEPBURN

12 October 2015

It's the final week to see the Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, a selection of over seventy images of one of the world's most photographed women.  The exhibition illustrates the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn from her early years as a ballet student and chorus girl in London's West End, to an international Hollywood star in the 1950s and 1960s, through to her philanthropic work in later life.

Audrey Hepburn photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London - Glamour 1955 photograph by Norman Parkinson

I adore 50s/60s fashion and she looks chic in every photograph, wearing gorgeous Givenchy dresses, with the elegant posture of a trained ballerina, her iconic, era-defining haircuts and beautiful, elfin face.  There are classic, instantly-recognisable photographs and rarely seen prints from the 20th century's greatest photographers: Richard Avedon, Norman Parkinson, Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton, Terry O'Neill and Stephen Meisel, alongside film stills and vintage magazine covers.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon on until 18 October
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE

Audrey Hepburn photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Audrey Hepburn photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London


Audrey Hepburn posing in front of “Winged Victory at Samothrace” in the Louvre, Still from Funny Face, 1957

Audrey Hepburn photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Audrey Hepburn photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Audrey Hepburn photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London

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