The Fashion In Breakfast At Tiffany’s

So there is no secret that we love Audrey Hepburn or Breakfast At Tiffany’s, and speaking of the comments to our post on Sunday, we’re pretty sure you agree with us on this one! So we’ve nailed it down to a combo we j’adore. Folks? Here is a recap of the fashion in Breakfast At Tiffany’s!

The story of the movie

The movie is based on the book by author Truman Capote. Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard play the two leading roles. The story takes place in New York City and centers around Holly Golightly, a southern girl who makes a living as company to rich Audrey_Hepburn_Tiffany's_3men (kind of). And somewhere between her fabulous way of life and the fashion of the 1960’s the story takes its course. Capote originally wanted Marilyn Monroe for the part, though director Blake Edwards chose  Hepburn as the leading lady (a role she later became Oscars nominated for).

Iconic looks from  Breakfast At Tiffany’s

As Hepburn had become a fashion icon through the fashion of the 1950’s, this movie also led her into the fashion of the 1960’s, and another decade as an icon. Some of the most classic looks from the movie stretches from the LBDs, the cat-eye sunnies, her pink princess outfit and her chic trench coat. The most iconic piece of them all is the LBD in the opening scene, designed by one Hubert de Givenchy. (If you’re uncertain about it’s status, it has its own Wikipedia paged dedicated to the piece). The black dress is considered to be one of the best looks of cinema during the 20th century which says a lot for a minimalistic monochrome dress.

How to achieve the style

If you want to feel a bit more Hepburn, the perfect way to go about it  is to nail down the key pieces. Of course they should be in true 1960’s style:

It’ll probably take you 4 seconds to drop your thoughts, we’ll give you two!

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115 thoughts on “The Fashion In Breakfast At Tiffany’s

  1. This is one of my favourite movies and Audrey Hepburns style in it is just iconic. As sone as her name is mentioned this is instantly how I picture her in that amazing Givenchy dress 🙂 xx

  2. Everything about this film is so iconic! From the fashion to the way the movie is shot. I loved reading about the timeless elements of the movie in your gorgeous post though. It’s so strange how things from this movie have evolved, but still stay current in todays’ beauty and fashion industry. – Natural Pretty Daytime Glam Tutorial

    1. Yes, that classics in this movie are classics today and many of them being so thanks to this movie! We still return to a classic coat, the lbd and a good pair of sunnies season after season, and though no one might never reach the chicness in Audrey’s style, she’s defintely influenced fashion people all over the world to raise their bar! Xx

  3. As much as I love Marilyn, I think Audrey was a better candidate for the role. They both were of course fabulous, but had very different auras and Audrey’s blended more with the character she played. It’s amazing how big of an impact her character made in not only catapulting her career, but also trickled into what would be the standards of chic and elegant in the fashion world! Thanks so much for sharing yet another great article! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



    1. I think Audrey was the perfect choice too, even though Marilyn was great in her girly roles, with kind of a oblivious personality, there’s another depth in Holly Golightly that Audrey portrayed perfectly! The iconic conversation about the mean reds and the blues for instance! And she definitely gave a good standard to the world of fashion, and no one comes near her status and classic elegance today! Xx

  4. Ah, who doesn’t love this movie and Audrey Hepburn indeed! And of course I have the same picture above as a poster at my home, it is just a classic one! Thats a great post about how to achieve the style and I totally love the idea! You did sum up pretty much everything! Have a lovely day and lots of love from Germany!

  5. I love how you pointed out the memorable moments of style from this iconic film!! So much timeless style has been maintained and evolved out of this movie. Audrey was SO glam!!

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  6. This film is so amazing and her looks so iconic! I wish I could achieve this look, I will try the cat eyes one day!

    1. Oh then you definitely need to see it, it’s such a lovely piece of film and fashion history! Haha your husband should definitely see it too, if not for his sake he can see it because you want too! Xx

  7. I have to admit, I have never seen this movie (I know – so terrible). However, loved reading your post about it 🙂 I know this is a classic movie that I need to watch!

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  8. This is my favourite movie since I was 14, seen it so many times & I love it to bits! Audrey Hepburn is just the most beautiful woman ever, so graceful and classy!
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  9. I think this movie has some of the best cinematic style of all time. I was obsessed with it, and Audrey Hepburn in general, growing up. Such timeless, refined elegance!

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