The National Portrait Gallery has announced details for a photography exhibition showcasing the life of actress and style icon Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey Hepburn fans, be sure to mark 2 July in your diaries! That’s the date fashionistas will flock to the National Portrait Gallery for the opening of the exhibition, “Audrey Hepburn: Portrait of an Icon” which celebrates the life and career of the legendary actress and style icon.
The exhibition opens on the 65th anniversary of Hepburn’s appearance as a dancer and chorus girl in Petite Sauce Tartare at Ciro’s, a building which is now part of the National Portrait Gallery.
Visitors will see more than 60 images spanning Hepburn’s life from chorus girl in the West End through to her philanthropic work with the UN later in her life. Photos will include classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Norman Parkinson.
Along with the stunning images, visitors can also view Audrey’s vintage magazine covers, film stills, original film posters and archival material. The exhibition also explores her sartorial influences and her collaborations with the Paris couturier Hubert de Givenchy.
Tickets are free for members and £10 for non-members and are on sale now.