Rare Audrey Hepburn is a tumblr blog featuring rare and popular photographs of the 'S wonderful Audrey Hepburn. I do not own any of these pictures; I do my best to credit the photographers of each picture as well as providing the date the picture was taken. I encourage all to message me if you have additional information on the photographs posted. Every picture posted is a great find I've stumbled upon during my Audrey Hepburn pictorial hunt. Also, follow me at My Humble Fash and Sandra Deevoted.

Audrey Hepburn and Oscar de la Renta at the 1989 Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York. Photographs by Ron Galella.

50 years ago today!  The original ticket for the premiere of My Fair Lady on October 21, 1964.  
Don’t forget to check out Rare Audrey Hepburn’s exclusive interview with Luca Dotti on the upcoming Audrey Exhibit: Beauty Beyond Beauty.

50 years ago today!  The original ticket for the premiere of My Fair Lady on October 21, 1964.  

Don’t forget to check out Rare Audrey Hepburn’s exclusive interview with Luca Dotti on the upcoming Audrey Exhibit: Beauty Beyond Beauty.


Audrey Hepburn eating pasta with Oscar de la Renta in Estoril (Cascais), Portugal, c. 1968.

RIP Oscar de la Renta

Audrey Hepburn eating pasta with Oscar de la Renta in Estoril (Cascais), Portugal, c. 1968.

RIP Oscar de la Renta

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Rare Audrey Hepburn’s exclusive interview with Luca Dotti on the upcoming Audrey Exhibit: Beauty Beyond Beauty.
What is the objective of this Exhibit?

Luca Dotti: For many years now the Audrey Hepburn Children Fund has held exhibits relating to the life and legacy of our mother, Audrey Hepburn.
Their scope is to both raise awareness and funds to support our programs towards children in need. 
We are nevertheless concious that to draw this attention the more intimate and fashionable aspects of our mother’s life need to be part of the equation.
She successfully accomplished this by “using my voice and face for those who don’t have one” during her years with UNICEF.
We try to keep this effort alive.

Why the name “Beauty Beyond Beauty”?

LD: This name, forged by director Choi, our Korean partner, talks directly to the public that sometimes focuses only on her aesthetics, while her legacy is more than skin deep. Our mother believed we are attracted towards a flower or an apple because they are the promise of life. Hopefully Beauty Beyond Beauty will lead the visitor to understand this simple message, by following her life from that little girl who managed to survive WWII, to her careers as a movie star, mother and finally as UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

What can we expect to find at the Beauty Beyond Beauty exhibition?

LD: Beauty beyond Beauty, the first exhibit on Audrey Hepburn in South Korea, will focus on Audrey Hepburn’s inner and outer beauty with a special emphasis on her devotion as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to the world’s children.  Its focus is to lead the Korean public, generally more familiar with the aesthetics of Audrey Hepburn, to discover her compassionate spirit and example, without forgetting the full picture, where fashion and cinema played a central role and is certainly a big draw for the visitor. 
Amongst the items are more than twenty Givenchy’s couture items, the original 1952 Vespa from Roman Holiday, jewelry, family archival photos and home videos, personal items from Audrey’s home such as her silver and dinnerware, most of those displayed for the very first time. The exhibit’s original design, along the exhibit’s home, the DDP complex (2014) designed by Zaha Hadid, will both play a major role in creating an emphatic warp.

BEAUTY BEYOND BEAUTYOpening November 28th 2014Seoul, South Korea
Audrey a Roma Tumblr
Buy Audrey in Rome

Rare Audrey Hepburn’s exclusive interview with Luca Dotti on the upcoming Audrey Exhibit: Beauty Beyond Beauty.

What is the objective of this Exhibit?

Luca Dotti: For many years now the Audrey Hepburn Children Fund has held exhibits relating to the life and legacy of our mother, Audrey Hepburn.

Their scope is to both raise awareness and funds to support our programs towards children in need. 

We are nevertheless concious that to draw this attention the more intimate and fashionable aspects of our mother’s life need to be part of the equation.

She successfully accomplished this by “using my voice and face for those who don’t have one” during her years with UNICEF.

We try to keep this effort alive.

Why the name “Beauty Beyond Beauty”?

LD: This name, forged by director Choi, our Korean partner, talks directly to the public that sometimes focuses only on her aesthetics, while her legacy is more than skin deep. Our mother believed we are attracted towards a flower or an apple because they are the promise of life. Hopefully Beauty Beyond Beauty will lead the visitor to understand this simple message, by following her life from that little girl who managed to survive WWII, to her careers as a movie star, mother and finally as UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

What can we expect to find at the Beauty Beyond Beauty exhibition?

LD: Beauty beyond Beauty, the first exhibit on Audrey Hepburn in South Korea, will focus on Audrey Hepburn’s inner and outer beauty with a special emphasis on her devotion as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to the world’s children.  Its focus is to lead the Korean public, generally more familiar with the aesthetics of Audrey Hepburn, to discover her compassionate spirit and example, without forgetting the full picture, where fashion and cinema played a central role and is certainly a big draw for the visitor. 

Amongst the items are more than twenty Givenchy’s couture items, the original 1952 Vespa from Roman Holiday, jewelry, family archival photos and home videos, personal items from Audrey’s home such as her silver and dinnerware, most of those displayed for the very first time. The exhibit’s original design, along the exhibit’s home, the DDP complex (2014) designed by Zaha Hadid, will both play a major role in creating an emphatic warp.

BEAUTY BEYOND BEAUTY
Opening November 28th 2014
Seoul, South Korea

Audrey a Roma Tumblr

Buy Audrey in Rome

Audrey Hepburn photographed by her fiancé Mel Ferrer on a boat on a lake in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, in August 1954.  Audrey was wearing shorts by Emilio Pucci.

Thank you The Fashion of Audrey for sending me these truly charming photographs of Audrey. Xo

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Hans Gerber, 1954.

Audrey Hepburn dancing with her fiancé Dr. Andrea Dotti during a party in Rome, Italy, on December 27, 1968.  Photographs by Marcello Geppetti.

Short gown by Givenchy

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Vincent Rossell dancing the twist at the studio de Boulogne during a break in the filming of Paris When it Sizzles, in September 1962. 

A very BIG thank you to my friend at The Fashion of Audrey for sending me these wonderfully candid pictures of Audrey.  Xo

Audrey Hepburn™ Collection on HSN 
As inspiring today as she was yesterday, Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of timeless beauty and effortless elegance. Discover the Audrey Hepburn Collection, a curated sampling of fashion jewelry and accessories that captures the essence of one of the world’s most admired women. The style icon’s legendary grace inspires these pieces. In the collection, you’ll find reproductions of her cosmopolitan personal jewelry, as well as the iconic creations she wore in films.

 
TM & © Audrey Hepburn name and likeness – Trademark of Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Luca Dotti. All rights reserved.
Audrey Hepburn™ Collection on HSN 

As inspiring today as she was yesterday, Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of timeless beauty and effortless elegance. Discover the Audrey Hepburn Collection, a curated sampling of fashion jewelry and accessories that captures the essence of one of the world’s most admired women. The style icon’s legendary grace inspires these pieces. In the collection, you’ll find reproductions of her cosmopolitan personal jewelry, as well as the iconic creations she wore in films.

 
TM & © Audrey Hepburn name and likeness – Trademark of Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Luca Dotti. All rights reserved.

bloomeds asked: can you post the pictures that are not audrey that you posted?? they are stunning, and i think would be beautiful individually

Here is the link: Not Audrey Hepburn :)

la-paisible asked: Hello, any idea what colour Audrey's skirt was in Roman Holiday? I have seen it coloured both blue and light brown in various shots on the web. Great blog by the way.

Thank you!  The photograph where Audrey is wearing a blue skirt was a colorized version created specifically for the Vanity Fair May 2013 edition.  The color of her skirt was indeed a beige color as seen in this photo: 

commonsenseinfusion asked: Hi, so I read this story (can't remember where), about this jazz musician who really liked Audrey but was afraid to talk to her, so he composed a song for her but never gave it to her. Years go by and nothing ever becomes of him and Audrey BUT the story goes that Audrey found this jazz piece herself and it was her favorite, she loved jazz! But she never knew the story behind her favorite jazz number which supposedly she would listen to while gardening. Is this true? Please be true lol. Thanks.

I have heard this also but I don’t know if it is true or fiction… but, it sure is romantic.  Here are two separate descriptions about the song Audrey.

At the 26th Annual Academy Awards in March 1954, Audrey Hepburn won the Best Actress Oscar forRoman Holiday (1953). Miss Hepburn had profited from recent exposure as a Time cover subject (9/7/53), as would Dave Brubeck that November. Among her many fans was Paul Desmond, who extemporized this willowy blues in tribute. Desmond�s self-described “dry martini” sound derived partly from Lester Young and partly from the opening high-pitched bassoon in Stravinsky’s Le Sacr� du Printemps. His lyricism, however, was pure Desmond. Paul’s biographer Doug Ramsey reports Miss Hepburn played “Audrey” every night before sleep. She must’ve had sweet dreams. (x)

And…

Brubeck recalls the recording of the piece in a 1955 letter:” ‘I would like,’ said Gjon [Mili], closing his eyes and raising his hand expressively, ‘I would like to see Audrey Hepburn come walking through the woods.’ ‘Gee,’ said Paul wistfully, ‘So would I.’ ‘One,’ I said, noticing the glazed expression about Paul’s eyes ‘two, three, four’. And we played it. Hence, the title.” (x)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Audrey: http://youtu.be/06u6wwwKlno

Audrey Hepburn and Anita Loos photographed by Milton H. Greene after a performance of Gigi in New York, 1952.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Michael Butler at Mervyn LeRoy's villa, c. 1953.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Michael Butler at Mervyn LeRoy's villa, c. 1953.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Michael Butler at Mervyn LeRoy's villa, c. 1953.

Stunning!