|Hubert de Givenchy with his famous Muse, Audrey Hepburn|
Audrey Hepburn was a fashion and style icon for decades, and still is years after her untimely death from cancer in 1993. Like thousands of other women, I tried to emulate her style albeit with clothes from department stores. (Also....since my middle name is Audrey, it was a almost a )given!
Soon after becoming a UNICEF ambassador in 1989, Hepburn went on a mission to Ethiopia, where years of drought and civil strife had caused terrible famine. After visiting UNICEF emergency operations, she talked about the projects to the media in the United States, Canada and Europe over several weeks, giving as many as 15 interviews a day. It set a precedent for her commitment to the organization.
Audrey Hepburn: Actress, style icon, humanitarian. A true role model for women of all ages, everywhere.
For more about Audrey Hepburn, check out Vickie Archer's blog with information about the London exhibit "Portraits of an Icon".