Audrey in Rome (Hardcover)

Audrey in Rome By Luca Dotti, Ludovica Damiani, Sciascia Gambaccini Cover Image
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Assembled by and with an introduction by Audrey Hepburn's son Luca Dotti, Audrey in Rome is an intimate collection of almost two hundred candid photographs of the beloved actress and much-imitated style icon during the twenty-year period she made Rome her home.

This is Audrey Hepburn unposed, photographed unknowingly on the streets of Rome and on the sets of the films she made during that time. This private album of rare snapshots—many never published before—show Hepburn in her everyday life as she strolls around the city, alone or with her family, arriving at or leaving the airport, buying postcards and flowers; walking her Yorkie Mr. Famous, carrying pastries to a Sunday lunch with her mother-in-law, having breakfast, and more. This is Audrey as we have never seen her before.

Divided into three distinct parts—the 1950s, the 1960s, and the 1970s, Audrey in Rome captures day-to-day moments of this iconic actress’s life all the while examining the evolution of her personal style. Throughout, renowned fashion editor Sciascia Gambacini provides knowledgeable commentary on Hepburn’s covetable look and the designers of her clothing, accessories, and hairstyles, pointing both to the styles of times as well as to Audrey’s aesthetics and influence. Fans will love seeing how Audrey dressed off screen and stage—her minimalist approach to elegance is in full view. Each chapter discusses the actress’s life, films, and style during each decade. Key aspects of her style are pointed out and explored throughout the book: the basket bag, the little black dress, the pill box hat with a scarf tied around it, her array of ballet flats, loafers, cropped trousers, day dresses and coats, even evening wear. The book also contains set photographs of the films she made during her Rome years (Roman HolidayWar and PeaceThe Nun's StoryBreakfast at Tiffany's), including images of Audrey with her directors, costars, and even on break in costume. Irresistible as the actress herself, Audrey in Rome opens the door to Hepburn's personal world.

About the Author

Luca Dotti is the son of Audrey Hepburn and Italian psychiatrist, Professor Andrea Dotti, and the author of Audrey in Rome and Audrey at Home. Dotti lives in Rome with his wife and three children.

Ludovica Damiani works and writes for cinema and theater. From 2003 to 2006 she was assistant director of the press office at the Venice Film Festival. She is the author of the books Set in Venice and Set in Cortina, the first two volumes in a series about cities as cinematographic sets. She has written and produced plays as tributes to Luchino Visconti and Federico Fellini that have been performed in theaters in Rome, Milan, Venice, Paris, Moscow, and New York. She is currently the communications and project-development manager for the Rome-based film production company, Wildside. She also serves as an editorial consultant for the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund.

Sciascia Gambaccini is fashion director at Vanity Fair Italy. She has worked as a fashion director at Italian Vogue, Interview, Marie Claire, Jane and A. She has also been a fashion editor at Lei, Per Lui, and Harper’s Bazaar. She is a resident of Milan and New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062238825
ISBN-10: 0062238825
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: April 16th, 2013
Pages: 192
Language: English