Does anyone actually want to look like Audrey Hepburn these days," I asked a colleague last week as yet another soon-to-be-published volume extolling the virtues of the actor's style – So Audrey: 59 Ways to Put a Little Hepburn in Your Step – landed on the fashion desk.
Dino De Laurentiis, the prolific Hollywood impresario who was behind more than 500 movies and left an indelible footprint on the way the industry makes and markets major films, has died. He was 91.
This has been a great week for the frequently-maligned scouse accent. On Tuesday, BBC Breakfast constructed a jolly item out of a study – a study! – that revealed Liverpudlian to be the accent most appreciated by the nation's plantlife. Apparently, a lily talked to soothingly by a scouser grew 10.2 inches in the same time that one addressed in cockney grew only 6.7 inches. Loving encouragement in Geordie yielded only 5.5 inches of growth, and the lily practically recoiled from a Birmingham accent, growing a mere two inches. I hope that Prince Charles, our most celebrated talker to plants, takes note. If he dispenses with the Queen's English and takes up Queen's Drive English, Queen's Drive being Liverpool's residential ring-road, his garden will flourish.
In 1953, a relatively unknown British actress going by the name of Audrey Hepburn arrived back in Hollywood after making Roman Holiday alongside Gregory Peck. After a tiring day of publicity shots for the film that would earn her an Oscar, she retired to a studio car where one more photograph was taken to capture her elfin beauty.
Hubert de Givenchy is one of the last great masters of haute couture. In a rare interview, he tells Carola Long about craftsmanship – and his muse, Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn's black Givenchy dress from Breakfast At Tiffany's is top of the frocks, a poll found today.
The photographer who captured timeless images of Hollywood legends and the great artists of the jazz era has died aged 81. John Walsh pays his respects
As a new film reminds us, he was a polio survivor from the suburbs and not much of a musician.
When glamorous star meets beautiful clothing, something magical happens. On the eve of the second Fashion in Film Festival, Rhiannon Harries asks four designers where they find cinematic inspiration