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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon - NPG

Exhibition preview

AUDREY Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, a photography exhibition celebrating the life of the actress and fashion icon, will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from July 2 to October 18, 2015.

The exhibition, which marks the 65th anniversary of Hepburn’s career-changing performance at a leading West End night-club called Ciro’s (in the same building that now houses the National Portrait Gallery’s public archive), charts those early years through to her philanthropic work in later life.

A selection of more than sixty images will define Hepburn’s iconography, including classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn.

An array of vintage magazine covers, film stills, and extraordinary archival material will complete her captivating story. These will include the actress in her Broadway dressing room when she starred in Gigi, and family shots of her performing ballet as a young girl.

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Tel: 020 7306 0055