Kim Kardashian Channels Audrey Hepburn in Bangs and Beatnik Black

04/16/2014 at 12:08 PM ET

Kim Kardashian Audrey HepburnFameFlynet; Everett

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

FILED UNDER: Fashion , Kim Kardashian
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Forwarddad on

Ugh. What an insult to Audrey Hepburn. Note to Kim and Kanye: no matter how hard you try, money cannot buy class.

sylvia on

I can’t believe the disrepect you would give Audrey Hepburn! Shame on you “People”. Kim Trashian is nothing nor will be anything close to Audrey!

allie on

She does not have the grace and class of Audrey Hepburn- or anyone else for that matter.
Guess her mother had to figure out someway to keep them in the news.

Ladybug on

There is no comparison. They have nothing in common.
This is a slap in the face to the memory of Hepburn and
does not deserve space on your website. Shame on

Ugh on

Please never ever ever ever mention Kim and Audrey in the same sentence again. Audrey had class, talent and style, things one will never EVER be able to say about Kim.

Can someone explain to me why People has a bon*r for this fame whoring couple?

bb on

It’s an obvious attention ploy on Kim’s part; but I will say, it is one of her better looks. Whenever she dials it back a bit, I think she is more beautiful than with layers of makeup and ridiculous outfits. Sometimes, less is more Kim!

H Wells on

I think she looks great! She looks comfortable rather than when in the overly tight clothes she wears.

Lady Susan on

Please. Please. Do NOT insult the lovely Ms Hepburn’s memory by comparing this classless person to her. No matter how hard she tries, Kimmy will NEVER have the grace, nor the beauty inside and out as Ms Hepburn…..

Denverpeet on

Oh no you didn’t ………how disrespectful to Audrey Hepburn!

Dawn on

Not so much. Audrey Hepburn was a beautiful, classy, talented woman. KK is nowhere near that!

Tania on

What a disgrace and insult to the beautiful Miss Hepburn.
God why can’t Kim just go away – no one cares about her hair style clothes she’s wearing or who she is breeding with!

alaina on

Audrey’s poop had more class than KK ever will.
It doesn’t matter the amount of money you have, it can’t buy you class. It can just help you fake it a bit.

“An ape is an ape, a varlet is a varlet, though they be clad in silk or scarlet.”

Jojo on

Oh, Lord. This is NOT the epitome of grace at all. She doesn’t have the body to wear that outfit. I don’t either, but at least “I” know it!

MFB on

First… I had to check to see if I was on EOnline with this ridiculous post about this girl!
Second… Hepburn just rolled in her grave 5 times.
Sad that we’ve come to the point that NO MATTER what someone does (fill in your own blanks with this one), they are still celebrated, and, for not really contributing to anything but their own selfish narcissistic lives.

larry on

Audrey has the figure of a svelte high fashion model, not to mention tons of class. Kim is a fat cow with a bottom as wide as Texas – not real high fashion material. An insult to Audrey’s memory. She and husband try too hard.

Tess on

How could you possibly use those two names in the same sentence?! KK’s not fit to wipe her boots!

Pnut on

Audrey Hepburn is rolling over in her grave…

jane on

Audrey was graceful, she studied ballet. Kim has the grace of a dancing hippo.

Jill on

Do not ever put those two in the same sentence. Kim Kardashian is only famous because she made a sex tape, while Audrey had talent, style and grace.

Alouisis on

That talentless over fed gross hog is nothing at all like Hepburn. Please – black clothing and a haircut do not make a Hepburn.

bettyann greco on

SHAME SHAME how dare you put that piece of trash kim k. with Audrey Hepburn. talk about trash kim is top of that list and the rest of her family.

maryhelenc on

Can we please never mention Kim Kardashian & Audrey Hepburn in the same sentence again? Kthanksbye

Caz on

Kim looks adorable in bangs; very flattering to herself and Audrey.

martha on

Audrey had CLASS. No matter how bad she tries, she still looks cheap

Dana on

She is more delusional than I thought..

Anita on

She’s no Audrey. Not even close.

Bec on

This is a big problem people magazine. This should have never been a comparison. Water and wine.

Terri on

No comparison! Audrey Hepburn had class. KK has NONE!

JRP on

That look just doesn’t suit her Jessica Rabbit figure. Sorry, but one has to laugh.

Bec on

This is very bad People Mag. This should never be a comparison. Water and wine.

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!

kim on

I honestly can not believe how horrible people are! seriously!
BULLIES all of you!!!! She is still a person with feelings. EVERY single article all you people just rip everyone apart! If you don’t like her don’t say anything!

Imposter on

Hepburn and Kardashian should not even be used in the same sentence…

Jillie on

Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, who has lavishly complimented her, calling her “the new Marilyn Monroe”.

That man must be blind. All Kim Kardashian is a world famous Ho with a pimp for a Mother!

Vea' Barksdale on

She looks great & if she wants to go shopping dressed-up, good 4 her, in contrast to most women who dress like men now!

Brandy on

hot mess!!

dancer92136 on

I know Audrey Hepburn, and she is no Audrey Hepburn.

Vacagran on

Audrey would be humiliated by such comparison.

Kristan on

PLEASE no comparisons to Audrey Hepburn. How about she looks like Dita Von Teese instead…..

Andrea on

I actually like this look on her, but to compare her to Audrey is quite a stretch. Audrey Hepburn was a picture of class. She was a role model. She was lady-like. Many things that I don’t think Kim Kardashian lives up to.

MrsG on

Audrey was a LADY. Kim, on the other hand…

Sue on

Audrey had class. Kim and Kanye never have and never will.

ssj455 on

She shoul dhave had tighter pants. Nice rack, KK!!

Kat on


Linda on

So insulting to the memory of a talented icon. Can’t wait until the day this girl goes away.

lizabelle on

I can’t even believe that someone would make a comment like this, Hepburn traveled the world, being an ambassador for UNICEF helping children and actually TOOK TIME OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE to raise her family, which is what KK should be doing…

sahali on

There is no way in h*ll Kim could EVER, and I mean EVER, channel Audrey Hepburn. Make no mistake. EVER. Full stop.

Chris on

I read on another site during this photo shot Kim was supposed to ride a bike…needless to say she required help and still fell on her massive behind.

S on

I love the simplicity of it on her, she should keep it simple more often.

Cornqueen on

Audrey Hepburn did not have a whale butt…. she also had class, modesty, couth, and the big one here “natural beauty”… Sorry Kim. You wont fit in her shoes ever. soo many photo shoots for Kims own personal album she is no model or movie star unless you count porn. Im so sick of seeing every picture she takes of herself. she needs to go home and be a Mom!!!

S on

I like the simplicity of it on her, she should keep it simple more often .

Patricia Ann Barrack on

What were you thinking? Kim is a tramp and could never be the lady Audrey Hepburn was. No matter how hard she tries I don’t believe Kim will ever be respected. She, her mother and some of her sisters just seem to hop in the bed with whoever is around at the time. I have no respect for most of them and just hope the younger girls don’t follow in their steps.

ReinaReina on

Just dreadful!

Sara Ty on

Well the fact that they would compare her to Aubrey in a soon to be big commercial lets us know how ubber famous kim really is. Hate her or not she turned her tape into an empire that has lasted 8 years unlike paris nhilton or other “tapers”

Tina on

I had to click on this to say there is no way Kim Kardashian could remotely be like Audrey Hepburn. Even though, sometimes she does have the Funny Face.

maryann on

This non-talent ‘twit’ cannot or never will
hold a candle to the beautiful and gracious
Audrey Hepburn! What a terrible comparison
to make of Miss Hepburn of someone like a

bugearskt on

NOTHING about that cow even comes close to Audrey Hepburn.

Tina on

Will this family never stop trying to gain the adoration and adulation of the masses. They are exhaustingly annoying. You know when you have a photo book and you’re showing it to someone and you say “this is me at such-&-such last year”, this is me at such-&-such for New Year’s” or whatever. Well, Kim says “this is me 5 minutes ago”, “this is me this morning”, “this is me before I went to bed”. And so on. Ugh!

Em on

That is laughable! She is the opposite of everything Audrey Hepburn embodied. She couldn’t channel her with a satellite dish.

LeSigh on

How did the internet not explode when you compared Kim Asstrashian to the wonderful Audrey Hepburn? Go home, People…you’re drunk.

LeSigh on

Go home, People….you’re drunk.

Jennie on

Please!!! Nothing to compare here!! Audrey had Class!!! If you put lipstick on a pig guess what?? It’s still a Pig!!!

jeannie on

I had to look at my calendar – thought this was an April Fools joke.

One had CLASS – one is just an A$$.

c'mon man on

I didn’t read this article. I saw the title and had to post a comment that the name Audrey Hepburn and Kardashian (doen’t matter which) should never be used in the same sentence…seriously People, why do you post so many articles about them…one of the reasons I cancelled my subscription.

Mary Jones on

I use to have respect for Heidi Klum. But no more.

Jenna on

People, just using Kim Kardashian’s name in the same sentence as Audrey Hepburn is blasphemy. This is just a reality starlet dressed in a Hepburn costume, nothing more.

Sara on

No she doesn’t. Audrey Hepburn had class.

Lucie on

She looks like she ATE Audrey Hepburn. Seriously, her fat arse ALONE = Audrey Hepburn X 5.

Football Girl on

US Weekly has some more “interesting” pictures from this photo shoot and trust me they are not flattering for Kim. Not to be mean, but her butt looked huge in those pics.

mommytoane on

Poor Audrey being compared to this trailer trash. Kim could never have the class and heart that Audrey had. Audrey was a classy, wonderful woman. Kim is just selfish, spoiled trash.

Andrea on

Poor delusional Kim =( You can try with all your might Kim but you will NEVER be a classy lady no matter how hard you try.

Brenda on

Wow, People you have finally lost your minds. How much were you paid to post this? This is the greatest insult that could ever be muttered about someone who actually was a style icon and NOT a porn person (not even using the word actress for that garbage). Shame on you guys and maybe try to focus on real celebrities with real jobs.

JG on

Saggy, saggy…gross!

markrobin1 on

Man there are so many haters out there. The more I read the nastiness the more I am starting to like Kim.

T on

You have NO CLASS. It is an insult every time you channel a classic beauty. GO AWAY

Mari on


UKnoImRight on

Audrey Hepburn? Puhlease!!! She’s got to loose about 100 lbs first!

kat on

Puke your comparing this 2 bit wanna be to classy Hepburn? You’ve sunk to a new lie PEOPLE!

Dee on

Comparing Kim Kardashian to Audrey Hepburn is like comparing dirt to gold dust….

Mary on

Kim is no Audrey Hepburn, not on this planet, any planet, ever. Just disrespectful to the Hepburn family, period. Makes me sick.

Lea on

She is NO Audrey Hepburn, AND WILL NEVER BE. People magazine, you should be ashamed

rushluv on

If Kim is not taking countless of selfies, or following Kanye around, she’s channeling old Hollywood beauty.

This is a very insecure woman with too much time on her hands.

Then again that is what happens when you don’t have a real job.

rushluv on

If Kim is not taking countless of selfies, or following Kanye around all over the place, she’s channeling old Hollywood beauty.

This highly insecure woman has way too much time on her hands. Then again that is what happens when you don’t have a real job.

Lacey on

That fat cow WISHES she had 1/100th of the class that Audrey Hepburn had in her little finger. She’s disgusting.

Liz on

OMG stop posing stories about this family. People get some new stories that are about real people not fake people who happen to have money, but no class.

M on

Umm, no. There is no comparison between Kim Kardashian and Audrey Hepburn. Audrey was a talented, lovely, classy lady. None of which can be said about any of the Kardashian clan. What an insult to Ms. Hepburn.

barbandop on

Do not insult Audrey Hepburn by comparing Kim Kardashian to her!!!! Audrey Hepburn wasn’t a porn star, self-indulgent no talent. Stop this constant kissing up to the Kardashians and that disgusting Kanye West.

Marcie on

Don’t EVER compare these two women again; there is NO comparison!!!!!!!!! Shame on People Mag for doing this. If I were Audrey Hepburn’s relatives, I would sue you. Ridiculous

Pink on

Sam on

Oh God! Why????

Haha on

Obviously no comparison. Polar opposite types and personalities. Audrey is the thin, awkwardly beautiful ballerina type with a lot of substance, few curves, and naturally youthful… drastically unlike Silicone Chunks Cheerleader Mall Girl over here trying too hard and looking, frankly, idiotic for trying to imply any comparison.

kj on

To compare a woman who dedicated her life to helping children and UNICEF to a woman who dedicates her life to whoring herself to fame is disgusting. Way to go “People”… have sunk to a shameful level. Publish something worth while.

Marcia on

One is class and beauty; one is fake and trashy.

Marcia on

Hepburn was slender and gamin-like; KK has an enormous a** and no grace whatsoever. Shame on you People!

Melissa on

Audrey is better than Kim! Kim looks horrible with that outfit! I can’t believe that she would be compared to the elegant Audrey! She just wants attention that’s all!

Sunny on

Don’t you DARE compare this trash to the classy and timeless Audrey Hepburn. This is incredibly insulting. She wishes she had half the poise and class Audrey did.

R on

No. Kim K. can try to channel Audrey Hepburn until her kin come home, but she can only dream to possess Audrey’s class, grace, and beauty. Plus, yet again, she is trying to pull off a size 4 style on her size 10+ figure. It doesn’t work that way, Kim Dumbasshian.

Neka on

Wow! It’s really disgraceful. Audrey was the epitome of class while Kim is plain trashy. I don’t see the resemblance.

Hmmm on

Disrespectful and classless. Kim will never be considered to be in the same category as Audrey Hepburn . I think it’s disgraceful and heinous that should would even attempt to be similar. Shame on you Kim! Trash and class do not go together.

Vintagerebel on

What a epic fail !!!!!

Lisa on

I think she looks stunning. Less is more for her. She doesn’t need so much makeup all the time.

Karen on

Why are you letting the Kardashians write their own stories? That’s the only reason I can come up with when I hear every mag gushing about these idiots. Kim will never have the grace or class of Audrey Hepburn. She’s dressed all in black that’s the only thing they have in common. Get over it. It’s not a new style.

lish on

You did not just say that KK and Audrey H have something in common. OMG, comparing a fruit fly to a butterfly is what you’re doing. There isn’t a thing remotely in common between the two. People, really, shame on you. Better do your homework next time. NO COMPARISON.

Kc on

What an insult.

Windolin on

I agree with all the 111 comments.
K.K. should NOT be shown at all.

Nanu 08 on

Geeezz! she gets uglier and raggier daily…….time to give it up!!!!

Julie on

I just threw up!!! Kim Kartrashian is NOTHING close to the class and grace that Audrey Hepburn had. How dare you compare somebody so low class, so talentless, so useless to somebody with that much talent and compassion. Shame on you! Shame on you!!!

msliftbig on

Wow…this is tragic.

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