"Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon" will explore Hepburn’s fascinating life and career as a celebrated film star, fashion icon and humanitarian. The exhibition will follow Hepburn’s rise to fame, from her early years in the Netherlands and as a dancer and chorus girl in London’s West End, to her becoming a stage and screen icon, and culminating in her philanthropic work in later life.
The exhibition will showcase rarely seen photographs from the Audrey Hepburn Estate along with iconic portraits of Hepburn by leading photographers of the twentieth century, including Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean, Irving Penn, Terry O’Neill and Norman Parkinson.
Also included in the exhibition will be vintage magazine covers, from the Picturegoer in 1952 to the front cover of Life magazine featuring Hepburn in Givenchy for her role in "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" in 1961, taken by Howell Conant. Original film stills and ephemera will complete the story of one of the world’s most photographed women.
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