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.
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