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!

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