09/12/2014 11:39 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits Of An Icon Exhibition Is A Must-See In 2015

Audrey Hepburn will always be remembered for being a timeless, classic beauty. And 21 years after her death, the British actress is being celebrated at a must-see exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery.

Norman Parkinson

Best known for her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (we love her in My Fair Lady too), Heburn is the muse behind Portraits of an Icon - the National's major photography exhibit which will open in 2015.

The display will show Hepburn (from chorus girl to Oscar-winning actress and philanthropist) through the eyes of renowned photographers Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn.

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If you love Hepburn for her elegant, chic style this is a must-see. Think archives of stunning vintage magazine covers and film stills that see her decked in designer ensembles to die for. Think utterly fabulous.

As far as style icons go, Hepburn is right up there with Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. They were naturally striking (ridiculously so) and their fashion sense was just flawless.

After all, Hepburn taught us how to do Breton stripes, satin gloves, loafers, pearls and a pixie crop. She knew how to master Hollywood glamour, androgyny and croquet-on-the-lawn style.

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The exhibition - which coincides with the 65th anniversary of Hepburn's performance at West End night club Ciro's - will run from 2 July through to 15 October 2015.

Ticket costs are £10 and you can book them online now. We couldn't think of a better Christmas gift.

Here's a sneak peek at some of works on show...

Twiggy's vintage portfolio

Elizabeth Taylor's vintage portfolio

Brigitte Bardot's vintage portfolio


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