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2017 OFPC Update 1 — Audrey Hepburn

The first three entries are in the group for this year’s Oscar Fashion Photo Contest.  I really want at least five to seven more before I’d declare it a contest, so consider this your call to work up a look and make a run down the red carpet.  You’ll have a shot at a slice of over L$ 50,000, remember, so get your stylists thinking!


Normally, I’d do a sidebar piece in this first update on one of the style icons of the red carpet, especially at the Oscars and Golden Globes.  This year, I ran out of names to consider; Jem and me will have to bang our heads together over the next year to see if we can agree on someone.  So, this year, we’ll just look at a flat-out style icon — in fact, possibly the style icon of motion pictures:  Audrey Hepburn.  Hepburn reigned as a screen fashion queen and real-life style setter staring in her twenties, with a definite knowledge of what looked completely smashing on her. And this in despite of her apparently lifelong self-image as an ugly duckling, according to an interview with BBC News.

(Be prepared if you click through; the full article is graphics-intensive.)

More on Audrey and her film style on the next page.

Sabrina Fair

Film fans like me will remember Sabrina.  No, not the vastly inferior version of recent years, but the magnificent Billy Wilder original, filmed in 1954, with Audrey Hepburn in the title role.  The awkward little girl goes off to France, and comes back a sophisticated woman of the world, ready to win the man she loves.  And she began the hunt in a lovely strapless gown that won Edith Head an Oscar for Best Costume Design (black and white) — but that everyone knows was really designed by the man who became Hepburn’s favorite designer, Hubert de Givenchy.

Now this can be yours.  Baiastice is making its new collection available at its main store, and a faithful copy of Hepburn’s famous gown is available for about L$1,300.  It sure ain’t cheap; but oh, my dear —

This gown is faithful in about every detail, and comes with two pairs of glitch pants and a variety of skirts, allowing you to wear it about as you choose. As I am here, you could almost expect William Holden to walk in and ask you for a dance….

Photographed at Shengri La main island.  For more photos, see my Flickr stream.

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