Who doesn’t love Audrey? Her beauty and unique style have been captured in many photographs throughout her lifetime. More than seventy photographs were brought together for the recent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery dedicated to the icon, along with magazine covers and film stills.
I’ve put together my own collection here of my favourite images from the exhibition, as well as some more that I’ve discovered whilst putting this post together.
I know it’s been used time and time again, but I’ll never get enough of the above photograph by Norman Parkinson – especially the colours.
Mark Shaw was a noted fashion and portrait photographer, and this collection of Audrey on the set of Sabrina, as well as in her flat, show his indisputable talent – they are just so natural and intimate:
“Audrey is the most intriguingly childish, adult, feminine tomboy I have ever photographed; she is many women wrapped up in one.” – Mark Shaw
One of many magazine covers of Audrey – again, I love the pink colours in this image, with the over-the-shoulder pose combining ‘glamour and intrigue’:
“Intensity, I suppose, is her particular quality and her particular success. Beauty is combined with an insatiable appetite for life and for work, too.” – Yousuf Karsh
And, finally, I adore this photograph of a life-long friendship:
“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”