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Best Literary Frocks For Fashion Week: Books Meet Fashion On The Big Screen

  First Posted: 02/15/2012 1:13 pm   Updated: 02/15/2012 1:13 pm

By Sara Benincasa for Bookish:

Fashion Week is here again, which means it's time to—read novels? Oh, you read that right. Think book geeks and fashionistas have nothing in common? Think again! Countless novels have been turned into films in which unforgettable literary characters are given new life—as well as, often, fabulous wardrobes. With a little help from Hal Rubenstein's "100 Unforgettable Dresses," we salute the stories that inspired the creation of some of the most unforgettable looks in fashion history.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote
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The look: Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy evening gown in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Though Capote's novella about a charming prostitute was sanitized for the big screen, Hepburn's Holly Golightly was still wonderfully sexy. The image of Holly in her long, slim black column continues to be used in posters, home décor and other tchotchkes and imitated widely in advertising and entertainment.
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