Portraits of an Icon

This Summer the National Portrait Gallery plays host to a major photography exhibition documenting the life of an international icon. The exhibition follows Audrey Hepburn from her early years in the Netherlands to her final photoshoot with Steven Meisel in 1991.

The exhibition oozes Hollywood glamour with imagery from renowned photographers Cecil Beaton and Norman Parkinson. Also featured, are previously unseen candid images of Hepburn as a child, as well per her journey in the fashion industry. The exhibit offers a behind the scenes glimpse of Audrey’s most memorable film roles, including, War and Peace and The Nun’s Story. Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon is a must see for all fashion, film and photography fans alike.

audrey4Dance recital photograph by Manon van Suchtelen, 1942 ©Reserved

audrey3Costume test for Sabrina, Paramount Pictures, 1953

audrey2Audrey Hepburn photographed wearing Givenchy by Norman Parkinson,1955 © Norman Parkinson Ltd/Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive

audrey1Audrey Hepburn on location in Africa for The Nun’s Story by Leo Fuchs, 1958 ©Leo Fuchs

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon runs until 18th October 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery. Book your tickets now.

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