Named one of Ireland’s top five free visitor attractions by Fáilte Ireland, the Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) hosts numerous collections and artefacts relating to Stars of the Silver Screen and many modern day artists - including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, the Beatles and many more.
spotlight - Audrey Hepburn, Fashion and Style
Audrey redefined beauty and style with her “elfin” features and tiny figure and was a designer’s dream. French couture designer, Hubert de Givenchy is credited with creating many of Audrey’s most notable outfits, including those worn in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961).
Audrey first met Givenchy while filming for the movie Sabrina (1954). When Givenchy was first told to expect “Miss Hepburn” at his Paris studios, he expected to greet Katharine Hepburn who was an established actress at the time and was said to be initially disappointed to work with Audrey and not Katharine. Sabrina went on to win only one Oscar, which was for Best Costume and Edith Head, who was the Head Costume Designer for Paramount Studios at the time picked up the Oscar, despite not creating many of the film’s costumes.
Audrey Hepburn and the Museum of Style Icons
Newbridge Silverware houses one of the greatest private collections of Audrey Hepburn couture and paper memorabilia in the world. Renowned for her elegant style both on and off screen, the ‘Audrey’ exhibition at MOSI features clothing both from Audrey’s films and her personal wardrobe.
The collection includes items from renowned designers Hubert de Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent as well as an extensive paper collection, which has all been conserved and carefully presented. Highlights include letters from Audrey to her father who lived in Dublin from the 1960’s until his death in 1980.
SOME OF OUR CURRENT EXHIBITS
Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's
The hot pink cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn when she appeared in the 1961 American romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's opposite George Peppard.
Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naive, eccentric cafe society girl is generally considered to be the actress' most memorable and identifiable role.
The knee length sleeveless dress was designed by her favourite designer Hubert de Givenchy. It is made from silk, decorated all over with fan shaped appliques accented with small rhinestones with a matching pink bow at the waist.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 11am - 6pm*
Entry is free. However, to enhance the experience, a limited number of spaces are available each day for a guided tour. Tours take place at 10:30am and 2:30pm Monday to Saturday, and 12:00pm and 2:30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. To book, please visit the MOSI Tickets Page.
Free parking in our dedicated visitor centre car park
Athgarvan Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
- Wheelchair accessable
- Tour groups welcome
Only 30 minutes drive from Dublin. Take the M7 from Dublin (main road to Limerick, Killarney and Cork). Leave M7 at Junction 10 signed NEWBRIDGE and follow the sign into town.
Multiple bus operators and services through Newbridge with buses stopping in Newbridge main street approx 10 mins walk. See www.buseireann.ie, dublincoach.ie for timetable, fares and online bookings.
Irish Rail train service available at Newbridge Train Station, station road, Newbridge, approx 20 mins walk to Newbridge Silverware. Taxis at station. Normal Service between 7am and 7pm daily (@ 30mins from Dublin). See www.irishrail.ie for upto date timetable, fares and online bookings.
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