I was invited along to the Audrey Hepburn exhibition that is running at the National Portrait Gallery currently and loved it. Tickets are sold out for a while I believe but if you can go, go. It’s quite small but curated perfectly.
I bought the book ‘Portraits of an icon’ and it’s so interesting to read about her early struggles and then relentless humanitarian work until she sadly passed. Why she was so adored was much bigger than her films, her beauty… It was her courage, spirit and independence especially in a time when women’s roles were continually being redefined. She wasn’t necessarily a sexy pin up, nor a complacenthousewife, but a fierce yet gentle embodiment of femininity.
It sounds almost wistful talking about her like this, but not only some of the most defining photographers of this century could see her magnetism, the allure she eluded in every play, film or photo, but the whole world could too.
Running till the 18th of October.. tickets here