“It should take you exactly four seconds to cross from here to that door. I’ll give you two.” -Holly Golightly
I don’t know if you love Holly Golightly as much as I do but the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is Pure Brilliance.
I fell in love with Holly’s lost girl character, her charm and of course her clothes.. But I think above all, that damn party scene is the best I have ever seen in film.. I don’t even know if I’ve been to a party that great.
But… back to the style…
Hepburn as Holly, carrying an oversized cigarette holder, is considered one of the most iconic images of 20th century American cinema. Another iconic item throughout the movie is Holly’s sunglasses. Often misidentified as Ray-Ban, they are Manhattan sunglasses manufactured by Oliver Goldsmith. In 2011 the model was re-released to mark the 50th anniversary of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. One of three dresses designed by Givenchy for Hepburn for possible use in the film sold at auction by Christie’son December 5, 2006 for £467,200 (~US$947,000), about seven times the reserve price. The little black Givenchy dress worn by Hepburn in the beginning of the film is cited as one of the most iconic items of clothing in the history of the twentieth century and perhaps the most famous little black dress of all time.