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Funny Face (1957)

Plot:

Fred Astaire plays fashion photographer Dick Avery (a character based on Richard Avedon, the film’s “visual consultant”), who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a model who is a “new face”. It doesn’t take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn) working in a Greenwich Village bookstore. Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world’s hottest model. Along the way, Dick has to work overtime to wean her away from such pseudo-intellectuals as Professor Emile Flostre (Michel Auclair).

Audrey’s Outfits (click on an outfit to be taken to that page):

The Girl from the Bookstore

Bonjour Paris! and Jazz Club

Bonjour Paris! and Jazz Club

Paris photoshoot outfits:

Balloon dress

"More flowers!" dress

"More flowers!" dress

"You're Anna Karenina" suit

"You're Anna Karenina" suit

Catching a fish

Catching a fish

"Fire in your eyes and murder on your mind"

"Fire in your eyes and murder on your mind"

Prince Charming dress

"Take the picture!"

"Take the picture!"

On How to be Lovely

Not a butterfly but a bird of paradise

Not a butterfly but a bird of paradise

'Beautiful!' dress and cloak

'Beautiful!' dress and cloak

Catwalk outfits

Catwalk outfits

Wedding dress

Non-Audrey Outfits and design shots (click on a pic to be taken to more images and analysis):

Maggie Prescotts Office

Maggie Prescott's Office

Think Pink montage

Think Pink montage

The intellectual woman

Maggie Thompsons Swing Coat

Maggie Prescott's Swing Coat

Trailer:

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Lauren permalink
    March 2, 2010 4:33 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I grew up watching this, and you’ve gotten GREAT shots of all the fabulous clothes. I’m sure it was a lot of work. Thanks so much!!!

    • glassoffashion permalink*
      March 2, 2010 5:00 pm

      Lauren, you are very welcome! Yes, it was VERY hard work watching Funny Face and looking at beautiful clothes :)

  2. March 2, 2010 6:07 pm

    Take a look at this, you like, I’m sure. Greetings from Barcelona,

    Paco

    http://pacoperaltarovira.blogspot.com/2010/01/libros-audrey-hepburn.html

    • glassoffashion permalink*
      March 2, 2010 8:59 pm

      Many thanks, Paco- What gorgeous pictures!
      Fiona

  3. March 18, 2010 2:09 pm

    I’m not sure how I have missed your wonderful blog until now – thank goodness I found it! What a find!!

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