Always and Forever | Influential Style Icons that Still Inspire

Harper’s Bazaar September issue is sure to turn heads twice. At first glance, this lovely and elegant woman resembles the avid equestrian and style icon, Audrey Hepburn. A close guess, but this elegant beauty is none other than Audrey Hepburn’s 22-year-old granddaughter, Emma Ferrer.

Emma appears in the magazine in a spread designed as a tribute to her grandmother (featuring Emma imitating many of Hepburn’s iconic looks), shot by Michael Avedon, the 23-year-old grandson of Richard Avedon, who photographed Hepburn many times.

In honor of the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar and tribute to the one and only, Audrey Hepburn, O'Shaughnessey takes a look at a few style icons we will always remember and who will forever influence the design and aesthetics of OS Apparel.

Audrey Hepburn | “Hepburn is known for her classic, chic style, and women have modeled full wardrobes after her for decades. She earned a place in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1961, and her refined, delicate features have won her a spot on many lists of the most-beautiful women of the 20th century. Her iconic cropped pant and ballet slippers have become one of the most-notable trends in fashion. Audrey was also known for her gorgeous hairstyles and was the first to perfect the bun as well as make bangs a chic trend.” – StyleList

Grace Kelly | “Kelly developed an impeccable sense of glamorous yet understated feminine style, epitomized by her Hermès leather pocketbook. She had it on hand the day she announced her engagement to the prince, and she reportedly carried it most frequently when she was pregnant with her daughter Caroline to shield her figure from the prying press. She used it enough, of course, that it was renamed the "Kelly" bag.” – Huffington Post


Elizabeth Taylor | “When it came to style, Elizabeth Taylor was fearless. The diamonds, the hair, the cleavage: She rocked it out everywhere she went. In her younger days, she favored plunging necklines with straps poised to slip off her shoulders, her hair like a dark cloud around her thickly made-up eyes (word is she was born with a mutation that gave her double rows of eyelashes). As she grew older, her style got even bolder: The seventies brought tight miniskirts and more elaborate headpieces, and the eighties ushered in feather boas, bright blue eyeshadow, and poofy everything. Toward the end of her life, Taylor attended events for her many philanthropic pursuits in a wheelchair, swathed in silk caftans and draped with fur and velvet wraps. In 1997, she won a Lifetime of Glamour Award from the CFDA. Her extraordinary style is one of the many things that will be missed.” – NY Magazine


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