I dare you to find a more iconic, inspirational in every aspect, glamorous and chic woman than Audrey Hepburn (or more accurately, Holly Golightly) in Blake Edwards' Breakfast at Tiffany's - even 50 years later, the imagery and Audrey's styling in this quirky, funny, bewildering, serious, sophisticated and bittersweet movie it’s still relevant and influential in the world of fashion and beauty. Oh, you haven't watched it yet you say? What are you waiting for?
Okay, so the film's plot focuses on Holly Golightly; an extrovert, naïve, eccentric café society girl with a youthful zest for life who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment in an idealized New York City during the early '60s. She has such a flippant lifestyle that she won't even give her cat a name, because that would be too much of a commitment to a relationship. Maintaining a childlike innocence (yet wearing the most perfect clothes and accessories from Givenchy), she spends her time on expensive dates and at high-class parties and escorts various wealthy men, yet she fails to return their affections after they have given her gifts and money. Holly's carefree independence is changed when she meets her neighbor, aspiring writer Paul Varjak (a dreamy George Peppard), who is suffering from writer's block while being kept by a wealthy woman (Patricia Neal), and he kind of turns her into a sweetly, vulnerable bundle of neuroses when they are together. But, just when Holly and Paul are developing their sweet romance, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly's past.
I will leave it there for those who have commited the crime of not watching it yet (seriously, you need to see it. The clothes! The style!). If you have indeed watched it, enjoy some screenshots from the wonderful movie below.
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