Kim Kardashian Channels Audrey Hepburn in Bangs and Beatnik Black

04/16/2014 at 12:08 PM ET

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This might be the only time that Kim Kardashian would take you calling her “Funny Face” as a compliment. The reality star filmed an energy-drink ad in Miami channeling Audrey Hepburn’s character in the iconic 1956 film, from the piecey gamine bangs to the black turtleneck and cropped cigarette pants and Audrey’s signature bow-topped flats.

The simple Audrey-inspired look was a total 180° from her most recent Paris outfits (including two high-necked, long-sleeved, heavily embellished gowns for running errands) — besides being sleek and understated in her style, the sweet ponytail was a fun, girlie change for the normally super-glam star.

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At first glance, Kim and Audrey might not have much in common, but the two stars do have one major connection: Givenchy. Hepburn was Hubert de Givenchy’s muse — the designer created some of her most iconic looks, from Funny Face to Sabrina to her famous black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And Kim is a muse for current-day Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, who has lavishly complimented her, calling her “the new Marilyn Monroe” and said she was “the most beautiful pregnant woman I have dressed in my career” after last year’s Met Gala.

What do you think of these comparisons? Would you have compared Kim to Audrey? How’s she pulling off the look?

–Alex Apatoff

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Angie on

I think she looks super cute! I love it when she goes more classic than ‘outrageous fashion’. Never much cared for couture or whatever people call dressing in ridiculously looking and expensive clothes. She looks adorable.

Reb on

Ya and poop channels chocolate…

Jane on

Sacrilege, absolute sacrilege. Just because she is wearing black pants and a pony tail does NOT MAKE HER AUDREY!!!
They should not even be mentioned in the same sentence.

betty on

whoever came up with this comparison is insane.

diana on

Kim can only hope to be as graceful and full of class as Audrey. Only good thing I can say is at least her outfit isn’t see through and cut down to her navel.

Leigh on

OMG! What an absolute INSULT to Audrey Hepburn! Kim will NEVER come close to Audrey Hepburn in any shape, form or fashion!! I mean REALLY “PEOPLE”!!!!!!! So disappointed to whomever made this comparison.

JIm on

Let’s just say that I would never mistake Kim Kardashian for Audrey Hepburn.

Nica on

What nonsense, non such comparison can be made here.
I would say, though, that Kim looks much more like-able dressed down like that. Maybe it’s the short bangs and/or the smile but all around a much better look that her usual overly made up face and ridiculous outfits.

Samella on

Pleeeeze, This is so disrespectul to the memory of Audrey Hepburn.

Jillie on

Wow! How can anybody compare that no class low class to Audrey Hepburn or anyone else with class for that matter!

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