Among all wardrobe essentials, cardigan sweater seems the least essential and the least exciting. It could be substituted by a soft jacket, a turtle neck sweater does not need it as a cover to look complete, and with just a little bit careless in the texture, the fit, a cardigan sweater can look dull, plain or even shabby.
But on Audrey Hepburn's body, a cardigan sweater look soft, subtle, at times poetic. And she can tell a story with it. In the film The Children's Hour, the simple cardigan sweater thrown around Audrey Hepburn's shoulders carried so much emotions in a very delicate situation.