FASHION MEETS FILM: Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter Emma Ferrer shot by Richard Avedon’s grandson Michael Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar September 2014

Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter Emma Ferrer by Richard Avedon's grandson Michael Avedon for Harper's Bazaar September 2014

Emma Ferrer in Carolina Herrera via Net-a-Porter

 

FASHION HISTORY: Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter Emma Ferrer is photographed by Richard Avedon’s grandson Michael Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar September 2014…

 

 

Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter Emma Ferrer, 20, has been photographed for the latest edition of Harper's Bazaar

 Emma Ferrer in Ralph Lauren

 

Emma Ferrer, the granddaughter of style icon, humanitarian and legendary Belgian-British actress, Audrey Hepburn, has been photographed for the latest edition of Harper’s Bazaar, in the illustrious September 2014 issue.

See the interview here.

 

 

Emma Ferrer by Michael Avedon for Harpers Bazaar 2014

 Emma Ferrer in Lanvia via Net-a-Porter

 

 

In the photos, the art student and former ballet dancer, aged 20, replicates some of her grandmother’s famous poses.

The photographer is Michael Avedon, 23, the grandson of acclaimed photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004), who shot Audrey many times and considered her his muse. Michael is the son of John Avedon, a writer.

 

 

AUDREY AND HER GRANDDAUGHTER: Emma Ferrer for Harpers Bazaar 2014 by Michael Avedon grandson of Richard Avedon

The original and her granddaughter: Audrey and Emma, as “Jo Stockton” from Funny Face.

Emma wears Sportmax and Max Mara via Matches Fashion

 

 

The professional relationship between Audrey and Richard Avedon was made into a fictional, romantic story through the 1957 film, Funny Face, starring Fred Astaire as a fashion photographer known as Dick Avery.

Incidentally, Kay Thompson’s character of Maggie Prescott was based on Vogue editor Diana Vreeland and Harper’s Bazaar editor Carmel Snow.

 

 

Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton in Funny Face

Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton in Funny Face

 

The American musical film, set in New York and Paris, was directed by Stanley Donen, and contained assorted songs by George and Ira Gershwin.

 

 

Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire - Funny Face by Richard Avedon

Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire – Funny Face by Richard Avedon

 

Avedon provided some of the photographs for the film, including its most famous image: an intentionally overexposed close-up of Audrey Hepburn’s face in which only her eyes, her eyebrows, and her mouth are visible.

 

 

Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face photograph by Richard Avedon

Watch Funny Face via here.

 

“I am, and forever will be, devastated by the gift of Audrey Hepburn before my camera. I cannot lift her to greater heights. She is already there. I can only record. I cannot interpret her. There is no going further than who she is. She has achieved in herself her ultimate portrait.”

~ Richard Avedon on Audrey Hepburn

 

 

Audrey Hepburn and Richard Avedon

Audrey Hepburn and photographer Richard Avedon

 

Emma’s father is Sean Hepburn Ferrer, the son of Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993) and Mel Ferrer (1917–2008), Audrey Hepburn’s first husband.

 

 

Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn

Mel Ferrer buttons up his coat around his wife Audrey Hepburn
on a country road outside Paris, 1956.

 

The American Mel Ferrer was also an actor, as well as a director and producer, who married five times and five children, including Emma’s father, Sean.

 

 

The Ferrers: Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer and Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer and Sean Hepburn Ferrer

 

 

Audrey Hepburn married twice, firstly Mel Ferrer and secondly psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, with whom she had a second son, Luca Dotti, Emma’s uncle.

From 1980 until her death, Hepburn lived and was romantically involved with Dutch actor Robert Wolders, the widower of actress Merle Oberon.

 

 

Emma Ferrer for Harpers Bazaar Sept 2014 by Michael Avedon grandson of Richard Avedon

Emma Ferrer in Tod’s via Net-a-Porter

 

 

In her third year of studies at the Florence Academy of Art, Emma  was born in 1994, a year after her grandmother died in 1993.

 

“I knew her image, of course, and that I happened to be, by pure chance, related to her. But as a child I couldn’t really relate to Audrey Hepburn, the actress. To me, she was family.”

~ Emma Ferrer on her grandmother, Audrey Hepburn

 

 

 

See all the photos from the photoshoot, as well as some of extra ones of Audrey Hepburn, here:

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See more via our Audrey Hepburn photo gallery and our Audrey Hepburn Pinterest board.

 

 

 

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Buy the Funny Face (DVD) and Funny Face (instant download) here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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