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Fashionable Flashback : Royal Ascot and Almost-Audrey

Fashion illustration : Royal Ascot and Almost-Audrey © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion illustration : Royal Ascot and Almost-Audrey © Shell-Sherree}

When this Audrey Hepburn inspiration leapt out at me, I illustrated first and asked questions later. 

This felt like My Fair Lady ~ but didn't seem right.  I turned to my Golden Age of Hollywood 'go to' person and she came up with the answer, as I knew she would.  She's modest, so I'll leave her to put up her hand if she wishes ~ meanwhile, "Thank you again, my sweet !"

Turns out Audrey is modelling a costume from the Royal Ascot scene ~ but it wasn't one of her costumes in the movie.  Cecil Beaton {designer, photographer, illlustrator and generally artistic bod} asked her to model his other creations, to the chagrin of director George Cukor or so the story goes.  Mr Beaton's designs are exquisite and even more so on Audrey, so it's easy to forgive his mildly eccentric request. 

One of these days, I will illustrate Audrey in 'the real costume' from that scene, in all its iconic magnificence.  Meanwhile, let us move our bloomin' proverbials onto a spot of tea and cucumber sandwiches.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Flashback to you !

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6 comments

  1. I always love your links, and they're especially fun today. That second one is a delight!

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    1. There are some very exuberant hats amongst them, Petrea !!

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  2. This frock is lovely, but the one they ultimately chose is just a knockout. I'd love to see your take on it, ma belle.

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    1. I have a feeling Audrey would make several appearances in the Top 10 of iconic costumes of all time, Alexa !! That one is a beauty. I'll bump it higher in the drawing board queue. Bon weekend, ma chère !

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  3. Exquisite! Both your illo and Audrey's fashion flair.

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    1. Thank you, Ms M ~ she's a hard act to do justice to, but I love endeavouring to do so. ;)

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