In 1957, Audrey was matched with one of the biggest stars of those days. Fred Astaire swept Hepburn off her feet in magnificent dance routines in the movie “Funny Face” and adorned the screen with prestige. Audrey shone like she never shone before.
In “Funny Face” Fred Astaire wasn’t the only star Hepburn was paired with.
The almighty Givenchy was in charge of what Audrey wore and he will go on and design her outfits in “Love in the Afternoon”(1957) and “Breakfast at Tiffanies”.
More Than One Mistake
Audrey's desire to have children of her own led her to marry men who weren't right for her. The strong connection that Audrey once felt for her husband had disappeared and a feeling of loneliness was taking over her.
Her profession is what kept her on her feet. As more roles were offered, and more successes were down the line, so was her next big love, waiting for her just around the corner.
Peace & War
In 1955, Hepburn starred in the award-winning production of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel "War and Peace". The production was grueling and made Audrey work as she'd never worked before, Hepburn found her own form of escapism.
She found tranquility amongst her furry farm animal friends. Between takes, she would relax by the goats and deer and brush off the dire and morose "War and Peace" brought with it.
Only the Best Will Do
Hubert de Givenchy who transformed fabric into magic was hired to choose Audrey's clothing. Besides being the name behind the movie outfits, he was also responsible for her personal clothing. Not surprisingly, she brought with her class and nobility.
Hubert de Givenchy once said that Audrey gave life to the clothes she wore, that each piece had a story behind it. The dresses she wore became so iconic, making them unsuited for anyone else. She was blessed with success after success.
Her Furry Second Half
One thing we can say about Audrey is that she didn't let the fame and fortune go up to her head. No matter how successful Audrey became, she favored the simple things in life, trying to stay as normal as possible. In a vintage version (1958) of “Stars — They’re Just Like Us”, beautiful Audrey Hepburn was a guest star.
Audrey lived in Beverly Hills at the time. In “Stars — They’re Just Like Us” it was revealed that Hepburn made a trip to the grocery store with her pet deer as a usual part of her day, explaining that anything goes when you live in Beverly Hills.