Sabrina (Sabrina Fair/La Vie en Rose in the United Kingdom) is a 1954 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Billy Wilder, adapted for the screen by Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor and Ernest Lehman from Taylor's 1953 play Sabrina Fair. The picture stars Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden.
Sabrina Fairchild is the young daughter of the wealthy Larrabee family's chauffeur, Thomas, and has been in love with David Larrabee all her life. David is a three-times-married playboy who has never paid attention to Sabrina.
After a failed suicidal attempt, Sabrina is sent to Paris by her father. After two years there, she returns home as an attractive and sophisticated woman. Not only David Larrabee falls in love with her immediately, but his older brother Linus Larrabee does as well although he does not realize it at the beginning. And Sabrina, who is in love with David all her life, shifts her feeling toward Linus as well.
The complete wardrobe
Although Edith Head claimed to be the designer for all Audrey Hepburn's outfits, but most of them are rumored to have been created by Hubert de Givenchy and chosen personally by the star. In a 1974 interview, Head stated that she was responsible for creating the dresses, with inspiration from some Givenchy designs that Hepburn liked, but that she made important changes, and the dresses were not by Givenchy. After Head's death, Givenchy stated that Sabrina's iconic black cocktail dress was produced at Paramount under Head's supervision but claimed it was his design.
The full wardrobe
Sleeveless patterned a line dress with black long sleeve top
Long sleeve dressing gown with shawl collar
Long sleeve collarless double breast wool skirt suit
Strapless floral evening gown
Long sleeve checked shirt with white high waist shorts and wedged espadrilles
Sleeveless satin cocktail dress with shoulder bows
Standup collar coat, capri pants and round neck sweater with deep v back
Coat with unsymetrical wide collar
According to wikipedia, capri pants (also known as three quarter legs, capris, crop pants, man-pris, clam-diggers, flood pants, jams, highwaters, or toreador pants) are pants that are longer than shorts but are not as long as trousers. Capri pants can be a generic term for any cropped slim pants, and also used as a specific term to refer to pants that end on the ankle bone.
Capri pants were introduced by fashion designer Sonja de Lennart in 1948, and were popularised by her and English couturier Bunny Roger. The name of the pants is derived from the Italian isle of Capri, where they rose to popularity in the late 1950s and early '60s. The actress Audrey Hepburn was among the first movie stars who wore Capris, and the pants quickly became synonymous with her classic style.
Capri pants has since become a style staple for icons like Grace Kelly to Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monore, but nobody is like Audrey Hepburn, that is more associated to capri pants. She is so iconically connected to this outfit that the capri pants could be renamed as Audrey pants.
When she was a teenager, Audrey Hepburn's dream had been becoming a professional dancer, but she was told she was too tall to dance as a prima ballerina, her heart was broken, but her fans are blessed.
A pair of shorts is one of Audrey's wardrobe staples in the summer, sometimes solid, sometimes patterned, mostly high-waisted. She pairs them with wrapped shirts or jersey tops, keeping herself cool and stylish in the long hot days that linger on.
The sight of Audrey Hepburn in a pair of shorts, is the sight of innocence, youth, joy, and freedom, with a dose of melancholy when we look at her well-proportioned, well-trained dancer's legs: What if her ballet teacher in London did not give her that sentence? Would she be less known to us, but happier to herself?