On Monday I was invited, with a group of fellow bloggers, to attend a private view of the Audrey Hepburn, Portraits of an Icon, at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition has more than 70 images and includes photos from Hepburn’s work as a chorus girl in London’s West End, her charity work later in life, along with some of her most iconic photographs.
Along with classic images that you’ll easily recognize there’s rarely ever seen before shots from various leading photographers including Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn. My personal favorite part of the exhibit was the wall of vintage magazine covers, all with Hepburn as the most glamorous cover girl.
In celebration of the exhibition, Le Caprice has teamed up with Daniel Sandler (one of the best make-up artists in London) to offer a special “Afternoon with Audrey” package. This includes a two course late lunch or early dinner at Le Caprice with a glass of champagne, a ticket to the exhibition as well as a Daniel Sandler make-up goody-bag.
After visiting the National Portrait Gallery we were welcomed to the beautiful lunch at Le Caprice and had our make-up done by Daniel Sandler himself. Le Caprice even has a photo-booth in the restaurant so you can take snapshots of yourself with Audrey Hepburn-style hats, jewelry and props! We dined alongside a collection of original Terry O’Neill images of Hepburn and enjoyed our delicious meal.
This is a MUST-BOOK for all Audrey Hepburn fans, and the perfect thing to do if you have your female relatives or girlfriends visiting London this summer. The experience runs until mid-October. To book call 020 7629 2239 and quote ‘Hepburn’. More details are available here.
First photo: Audrey Hepburn photographed by Norman Parkinson for Glamour Magazine, 1955 © Norman Parkinson Ltd/Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive. All others photos were taken by yours truly.