Sunday, December 25, 2016

Deck the Halls with Holly Golightly!

Holly Golightly, that beguiling creature Truman Capote conceived as the centerpiece for his novella, Breakfast at Tiffany's, captured the imaginations of readers the instant she appeared in print in 1958. But it's doubtful anyone at the time could foresee that Capote's chic, free-spirited rebel would live on to become a cultural icon as well as a touchstone of style. Holly Golightly's longevity in our collective dreamlife, though, is all about Blake Edwards' 1961 film adaptation and, most especially, Audrey Hepburn's inspired and heartstopping turn as Holly.

In the 55 years since Audrey-as-Holly first stepped onscreen, her insouciant, Givenchy-gowned charm and style not only conquered the test of time, but have also sparked much emulation and homage...and so, on this Christmas Day 2016, I'm decking my blog with pix of Holly!

      Natalie Portman
Anne Hathaway

Christy Turlington

One-of-a-kind doll by Lulemee
Audrey/Holly brooch
A kiddie at Tiffany's
A "People as Pixels" salute by Craig Alan
Happy Holidays!

The original and incomparable Holly: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)