Friday, March 09, 2007

Audrey Hepburn is still hip

In the midst of Paris Fashion Week and all the new collections coming out for fall 2007, it's nice to hear that Audrey Hepburn is still alive and well on the catwalks. In spite (or because?) of Gap's usage of her last year, women everywhere still aspire to her cigarette trousers, little black dresses, large glasses, and all around aura of sophistication and class. Bend Weekly has an article discussing Audrey's lasting power in the world of fashion and even provide a checklist to make sure you have all the Audrey essentials in your closet. Remember, Holly Golightly had a small, bare closet in her flat, but she still managed to always look smashing. If she can do it, you can do it.

Also of interest is the fact that Marni Nixon, the singer who dubbed about 95% of Audrey's vocals in My Fair Lady, is onstage in New York in a new revival of the show as Mrs. Higgins. She doesn't sing in this show, but most reviewers have been noting that it's refreshing to see her onstage for once, as opposed to always being stashed in the wings. You can read more about the new show here.

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