Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

Last night I went to see Sam Wasson speak about his new book, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Dawn of the Modern Woman. We all know that Audrey Hepburn's role as Holly Golightly changed Hollywood forever, but what I didn't realize is how much Audrey influenced the women of her time. She became popular after WWII when women were put back in the kitchen where they belonged. In Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey showed them that being sophisticated and ambitious could also be sexy. Her wit and style is still appealing today, especially since there is nothing left to the imagination in film and television!
'Jenna, show your kids these movies!'
I also had him write the bit about sophistication because I think it's the perfect word to sum it all up. He showed this scene from Sabrina when he spoke about it.

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