Whether in London full time or just for a day it is worth taking time out to step off the busy Charing Cross Road and into another world at the National Portrait Gallery. From 2nd July more than 70 images – including classics and rarely seen prints from Richard Avedon, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn – will be on display along with an array of magazine covers and extraordinary archival material.
All set to inspire and continue to define, and chart, Hepburn's timeless iconography.
It’s interesting to note that although styled, photographed and reinvented by many of the leading image makers over the decades of her life, Hepburn’s own simple approach to style shines through.
And as Audrey says herself: "Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once."
So take time and have a look as, like life, it would be a shame to miss it…