Audrey Hepburn’s Son Thinks Ariana Grande Should’ve Done Something More Creative With Her Givenchy Campaign
Ariana Grande is the new ponytail of Givenchy for their 2019 Fall and Winter campaign. That’s a literal. In the teaser vid, which is after the cut, Ariana Grande and her pony are dressed very much like and sort of posing similarly to Audrey Hepburn in her iconic black dress in front of the jewelry store scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Audrey’s son has an opinion about it, according to TMZ. Spoiler alert: He’s cool with Ariana but he thinks the pop star and her Givenchy team should have put a little more back into it.
Here’s the vid:
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Ariana’s dress from the back looks like an almost exact match of Audrey Hepburn’s famed dress. It’s also a known fact that Ariana’s obsessed with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, mentions it in her latest 10% owned track, “7 rings,” and has a Breakfast at Tiffany’s line tattooed on her body (“mille tendresse” which means “a thousand tendernesses” in French). So whether or not it was her idea or Givenchy’s idea, she’s Audrey-izing herself in her campaign. Sean Hepburn Ferrer,Audrey’s son with first husband Mel Ferrer, just wishes she’d actually put something into it besides a dress and some “eh, here’s my weave” moves. He thinks she should start pink-slipping people.
Audrey’s son, Sean, tells TMZ … he’s happy with the tribute to his late mother, but he’s baffled that Ariana’s team wasn’t more creative to build something original. Sean says he’d fire her team if he could because all they did was make Ariana a look-alike.
Sean is fine with Ariana playing his mom for the famed fashion brand because Hepburn worked super-closely with Givenchy for many of her films. Her kid says she basically co-created the company.
Sean’s down with the tribute because it’s clear Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy will forever be synonymous because he says Audrey and designer Hubert Givenchy not only collaborated but built the brand together.
It’s true … Audrey’s black dress in ‘Breakfast’ was designed by Givenchy … as was the wardrobe she wore in “Sabrina,” “Funny Face” and “Love in the Afternoon,” among others.
A much better and more on-brand look for Ariana would have been if she was doing something with lemons. That was the best part of her Coachella performance. Maybe she could hurl lemons at Rihanna outside of LVMH’s offices while ponytail-posing.
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