A burning question. Let’s examine the evidence.
Hollywood actress, humanitarian, and walking LBD (little black dress), Audrey Hepburn, was rumored to have been a yogi.
Exhibit A: Hepburn was photographed on the set of her 1959 film Green Mansions wearing head to toe red spandex practicing what looks an awful lot like yoga.
The names of the poses seem slightly off, but it wouldn’t be unlikely for a Hollywood actress to be into yoga around this time—there were several stars, including Marilyn Monroe and Olivia de Havilland inspired by the practice, thanks in large part to Indra Devi’s influence.
Exhibit B: Hepburn had studied ballet in her younger years and was a professional before turning to acting, and we all know how many dancers end up practicing yoga. (Ask your yoga teacher next time you go to class.)
Exhibit C: Her fashion sense was legendary. Her look, iconic. Preppy, yet refined. Boyish, yet feminine. Her cigarette pants and ballet flats have become timeless wardrobe staples, not to mention the famous LBD.
In short, she was pretty hip. Are yoga pants classy enough for this classic dame?
Would Audrey Hepburn have worn yoga pants?
We’ll say yes!
Or at least leggings.
Some fashion critics would surely balk, but we’d have to agree with one Reddit commenter (on a thoughtful thread addressing this very question – did you think we were the only ones pondering this?) that they would likely be high-waisted yoga pants and of course paired with a striped boatneck top and ballet flats.
Or maybe it would just be a red unitard.
We’d venture to say Audrey was a yogi, regardless. Besides her award-winning acting and iconic style, she was known for her optimistic outlook and fierce humanitarianism.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
Color photographs by Bob Willoughby via.
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