Audrey in Rome!
By Polina Roytman
My greatest inspiration and style icon, not counting my mother, has always been Audrey Hepburn. In 2002, while studying Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I dedicated my Art Specialization Portfolio to Hepburn, calling it Audrey Mode and hoping each look, that included lots of pearls, would do her justice if she were the modern woman of 2002.
When I found out about HarperCollins releasing a new book titled Audrey in Rome, and that it would be cataloging her time spent in Italy, my countdown until its release began. And it does not disappoint! The book includes 195 black and white photographs of Hepburn, many of which have never been published until now.
One of my favorite quotes from the book, which makes me adore Hepburn that much more:
“She was always a little bit surprised by the efforts women made to look young. She was actually very happy about growing older because it meant more time for herself, more time for her family, and separation from the frenzy of youth and beauty that is Hollywood. She was very strict about everybody’s time in life.”
Luca Dotti, Hepburn’s son, and Ludovica Damiani, a film writer and producer, edited the book. Fashion director and journalist, Sciascia Gambaccini, wrote the commentary.
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