While in London in September I’m eager to drop by the National Portrait Gallery, one of my favorite museums. A new exhibition, Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, opens July 2 and boasts rare photographs of the actress by prominent photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Mark Shaw, Howell Conant, and Norman Parkinson. The images follow Audrey’s legendary career from her young chorus girl days in London’s West End to her philanthropic work abroad with UNICEF. Given the fanfare surrounding all things Audrey, the show is sure to draw crowds. I can’t wait to see what they come up with.
VISIT: Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of An Icon, National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place, London, July 2 – 18 October 18, 2015
(photos from top: by Cecil Beaton 1960 , by Howell Conant 1962, by Cecil Beaton 1954, by Douglas Kirkland 1966, by Express Newspapers 1989)