Hepburn’s style, subject to prominence after her rise to fame in the 1950s, was associated with timelessness and tailoring. Hepburn had a confident sense in her own manner of dressing, and sought simple, refined pieces to emphasize her silhouette and profile. She believed that women should find their own complementary “look”, rather than rely on trends, and accessorize it seasonally. Hepburn invested in quality pieces, and put intentional thought into her ensembles by occasion. She admired simple lines and elegant looks, designed to complement her, rather than stand out.
In the series:
Mar. 2 – Marie Antoinette
Mar. 9 – Empress Eugénie
Mar. 23 – Marlene Dietrich
Mar. 30 – Jackie Kennedy
Apr. 13 – Princess Diana
Apr. 20 – Audrey Hepburn *Added lecture*
Olivier Courteaux received his B.A. in History, M.A. in War and Conflict Studies and Ph.D. in Contemporary International Relations from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He has lectured at various Canadian universities, including Ryerson and the Royal Military College of Canada.