2. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
The little black dress, or otherwise known as LBD, was first introduced to the world with the help of Audrey Hepburn. Now it is considered a major fashion staple which has stood the test of time, and reflects Hepburn’s longstanding legacy as a fashion icon. With long satin gloves, her two-foot-long cigarette holder held in between her delicate fingers, and the string of Tiffany pearls, Hepburn evokes the true definition of sophistication and glamour in her black Givenchy dress. It was this film which projected Hepburn on to the platform as a style icon.
Creative director of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci, spoke of the dress: “It was 1961 and this dress is in a way very sixties. The front is severe, elegant, very clean, but at the back there is the very interesting neckline, somewhere between ethnic and Parisian; a softness that other designers in that time didn’t have.” In 2006 the dress sold for £467,200- the highest price ever paid for a dress in film history.