3. The Suit
Like anything Audrey wore, she had an innate ability to transform clothes from ordinary to extraordinary. It was the same with the suit. Audrey could a take what is typically perceived as stuffy and conservative and translate it into sexy and demure. On top, a fitted suit jacket typically cinched at the waist showing off a more feminine figure in an attempt to avoid the boxy structure of a regular suit jacket. Audrey was never one for showing too much skin (less is more) thus having the skirt fall just at the calf creating a clean, slender look. “Sex appeal is something that you feel deep down inside. It’s suggested rather than shown,” Audrey once said. In fact if it wasn’t for the suit there would possibly be no Hepburn and Givenchy. When Audrey first met Hubert de Givenchy she approached him about designing her wardrobe for the movie Sabrina. Givenchy was too busy with his own collection at that time to create entirely new outfits for Audrey, that it was suggested she should try finding something from one of his previous shows. There amidst the racks Audrey spotted “an Oxford–gray wool-ottoman tailleur with a cinch-waisted, double-breasted scoop-neck jacket and a slim, calf-length vented skirt,” as described by Vanity Fair. The minute Audrey tried on that perfect creation Givenchy saw an immediate change in the young woman, a sparkle. It was because of that initial meeting they became immediate friends, a relationship that lasted 40 years.
(side not - probably not necessary: although the suit may be a borrowed concept the paragraph above is written entirely in my own words.)