Trousers and tiaras: Audrey Hepburn, a woman's star
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Trousers and tiaras: Audrey Hepburn, a woman's star. FEMINIST REVIEW (71). pp. 37-51. ISSN 0141-7789Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave/fr.9400025
Audrey Hepburn is one of cinema's most stylish and enduring icons, and has embodied an ideal of femininity for generations of women. Using textual analysis, archival research and audience accounts of 'Doing the Hepburn Look', I argue that Audrey Hepburn, as a star clearly addressing a female audience, offered a flexible image which was enabling to young women through dress in relation to exigencies of gender, class and national identity. The paper draws on research conducted as part of a larger project investigating Hepburn's ongoing appeal for young British women from the 1950s to the 1990s.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
|Journal or Publication Title:||FEMINIST REVIEW|
|Publisher:||PALGRAVE PUBLISHERS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 37-51|
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