BEAUTY the Guide - January 2018

AUDREY'S HUMANITY Audrey Hepburn’s name is synonymous with style. Her liquid brown eyes, swanlike neck and slim elegant body — the perfect live model for the timeless designs of Hubert de Givenchy — have inspired generations. While her ever-popular films Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and My FairLady, (among many others) continue to perpetuate her memory, images of Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s , approaching the jeweller’s window in Givenchy’s iconic “little black dress” are perhaps the first that come to the minds of many at the very mention of her name. Beyond the surface of the glossy stills and the Holly Golightly posters, the hanging of which remains a perennial rite of passage for college and university girls (and some boys) throughout the western world — lies a much richer legacy, a legacy driven by her impoverished upbringing in occupied Holland during the Second World War, imbuing in her the belief that no child, wherever he or she might be, should ever have to experience such deprivation. In some ways, the obvious outward elegance all too often overshadows the inner beauty experienced first hand by thousands in the developing world. by Brock Weir Paintings courtesy o f HAYO SOL ( BEAUTYICON HAYO SOL