Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Through the Lens: Emma Ferrer Channels Audrey Hepburn

 Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Emma Ferrer emulates her grandmother Audrey's iconic dance moves from "Funny Face." Photo by Michael Avedon.

The new issue of Harper's Bazaar features twenty year-old Emma Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn's first grandchild and daughter of Sean Ferrer, the only son of Audrey and actor Mel Ferrer. Photographer Richard Avedon was responsible for many of Audrey's iconic shots, so it was apropos that his grandson Michael Avedon should take photos of Emma as inspired by her famous grandmother. I've added side-by-side shots for a fun comparison.

An excerpt from the interview:
"I've been questioning a lot lately what she means to me. I knew her image, of course, and that I happened to be, by pure chance, related to her. But as a child I couldn't really relate to Audrey Hepburn, the actress. To me, she was family. I can live with her through my father. His stories are all about his growing up. But honestly, I haven't seen all of her movies. When I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's, I enjoyed it the same way any young girl would. I've seen My Fair Lady and Roman Holiday, but I suppose my favorite is Funny Face."
 You can read the rest here.
 







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