Anne got the famous hair accessory from British auction house Christie’s. The hair bow was part of the online sale series in 2018 called “Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection Part III.” This included Audrey’s personal mementos like her vintage Givenchy accessories.
Before Anne or Aubrey became obsessed with hair bows, let’s go back in time to when these accessories became a go-to. Bustle said that fabric bows were used by both men and women during the 17th and 18th centuries. Love to Know added that most people didn’t leave home without topping their look off with a ribbon of some sort.
Fast forward to recent years, many have started taking notice of the velvet hair bow. Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was one of the reasons people took notice of the accessory again when she wore a J. Crew bow to hold up her low ponytail.
Fashion houses and brands also had a field day in incorporating bow details on their pieces and beauty looks. This was especially evident during London Fashion Week 2018 when the likes of Erdem, Emilia Wickstead, and Delpozo showcased their collections.
Now we have Anne Curtis sporting a velvet bow—an iconic one at that. This is just one of the nostalgic hair accessories that have become trendy in the past couple of years. If you remember, barrettes, claw clips, and scrunchies have had their moment, too.
Is 2019 the year of the Audrey Hepburn velvet bow and other pieces similar to it? Let us know if you’re digging the trend or not.
Art by Tricia Guevara
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