Thursday, 27 October 2011

Style Icon: Audrey Tautou

Audrey Tautou, Amélie
On 17th October, the enchanting French film Amélie was released on Blu-Ray, following a re-release across UK cinemas. You can read my review of Amélie here. Aside from the magical plot, spellbinding cinematography and Audrey Tautou's delightful portrayal of the eponymous heroine, I found myself strangely endeared to Amélie's wardrobe. Although you are probably aware of my weakness for Parisian chic, this isn't the most obvious film to display it; less of an androgynous-yet-still-sexy style and more of an undiscovered, vintage femininity. However, Amélie's choice of clothes does alter as the film progresses.

With cosy cardigans, straight lines and tomboyish combos, Tautou's wardrobe was perfectly 'cast' for the role of Amélie. There are Audrey Hepburn-esque moments of flair too, notably during Amélie's 'secret disguise' game of seduction...

Audrey Tautou, Amélie

Of course, the beautiful and talented Ms Tautou could wear anything and make it work: feminine, masculine, in-between, smart, casual, and utterly glamorous. She knows what suits her colouring, delicate frame and 'pixie' Parisian persona, but yes, she looks just as fantastic in her pyjamas. Here's a selection of some stylish Audrey Tautou moments on screen, and off...which is your favourite?

Audrey Tautou, Coco Before Chanel

Audrey Tautou, Priceless

Audrey Tautou, Coco Before Chanel

Audrey Tautou, by Peter Lindbergh

Audrey Tautou, Paolo Roversi

Audrey Tautou, Dutch Marie Claire, June 2009

Images: 1&2: Leave Me The White, the rest: Audrey Tautou, Tumblr.


  1. Why has it taken them so long to release this on blu-ray? The film came out years ago! She's very cute. Having said that, I like her in the red dress, the colour suits her very well.

  2. Oh she's so gorgeous! I love Amelie so, so much.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment, your blog is great!




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