Audrey Hepburn in a still from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, adapted from a novella by Truman Capote. The film made the character Hepburn played, Holly Golightly, a style icon. Photo: Christie’s, Ronald Grant Archive
Audrey Hepburn in a still from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, adapted from a novella by Truman Capote. The film made the character Hepburn played, Holly Golightly, a style icon. Photo: Christie’s, Ronald Grant Archive
Fashion

How fashion has been influenced by literature, from Virginia Woolf’s gender-fluid Orlando to Truman Capote’s Holly Golightly and the little black dress

  • Virginia Woolf and her novel Orlando have inspired collections from Fendi, Givenchy and Burberry. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was a reference for Gucci
  • Yves Saint Laurent had a thing for Proust and Truman Capote gave us style icon Holly Golightly. Collections need a backstory, says Max Mara’s Ian Griffiths

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Audrey Hepburn in a still from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, adapted from a novella by Truman Capote. The film made the character Hepburn played, Holly Golightly, a style icon. Photo: Christie’s, Ronald Grant Archive
Audrey Hepburn in a still from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, adapted from a novella by Truman Capote. The film made the character Hepburn played, Holly Golightly, a style icon. Photo: Christie’s, Ronald Grant Archive
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