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5 fashion items that Audrey Hepburn made her own

Belgian-born British actress Audrey Hepburn photographed wearing Givenchy for Glamour Magazine in June 1955 by Norman Parkinson.     If there is one takeaway from  Beyond the Screen , the new exhibition of rare Audrey Hepburn photographs opening at London’s Proud Central gallery today, it is to acknowledge how many specific fashion items the actress launched. Almost everything Hepburn is wearing in the images-  lensed by Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson, Bob Willoughby, et al- has gone on to be deemed a ‘classic’.  It may be 25 years since she died, but cable knit jumpers, white bug sunglasses, and oversized mannish white shirts are as chic, popular and relevant in the British fashion vocabulary in 2018 as they were when she first wore them. Here are five of the best fashion Hepburnisms that are still worth copying today...  White...

Belgian-born British actress Audrey Hepburn photographed wearing Givenchy for Glamour Magazine in June 1955 by Norman Parkinson.

 

If there is one takeaway from Beyond the Screen, the new exhibition of rare Audrey Hepburn photographs opening at London’s Proud Central gallery today, it is to acknowledge how many specific fashion items the actress launched. Almost everything Hepburn is wearing in the images-  lensed by Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson, Bob Willoughby, et al- has gone on to be deemed a ‘classic’.

It may be 25 years since she died, but cable knit jumpers, white bug sunglasses, and oversized mannish white shirts are as chic, popular and relevant in the British fashion vocabulary in 2018 as they were when she first wore them. Here are five of the best fashion Hepburnisms that are still worth copying today...

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Amazon’s Echo Look fashion assistant lacks critical contex

Amazon’s  Echo Look  is an Alexa fashion assistant that combines human and machine intelligence to tell you how you look in an outfit, keeps track of what’s in your wardrobe, and recommends clothes to buy from Amazon.com.  Made generally available to the public in recent weeks, the Echo Look debuted in April 2017, but was available by invite only for more than a year — a first for Alexa-enabled devices. Over time, Amazon will team Echo Look with  Prime Wardrobe , an Amazon program akin to modern fashion companies like Stitch Fix and Trunk Club that lets users try on clothes and send back what they don’t want to buy. All the meanwhile, Amazon’s facial recognition software  Rekognition  keeps making headlines for being used by U.S. law enforcement agencies and  misidentifying more than two dozen members of Congress as criminals .  Let’s examine why it can be a lot of fun to use the Echo Look, why it took Amazon a year to make the device generally available, and why its fashion assistant’s AI is inherently biased.      

Amazon’s Echo Look is an Alexa fashion assistant that combines human and machine intelligence to tell you how you look in an outfit, keeps track of what’s in your wardrobe, and recommends clothes to buy from Amazon.com.

Made generally available to the public in recent weeks, the Echo Look debuted in April 2017, but was available by invite only for more than a year — a first for Alexa-enabled devices. Over time, Amazon will team Echo Look with Prime Wardrobe, an Amazon program akin to modern fashion companies like Stitch Fix and Trunk Club that lets users try on clothes and send back what they don’t want to buy. All the meanwhile, Amazon’s facial recognition software Rekognition keeps making headlines for being used by U.S. law enforcement agencies and misidentifying more than two dozen members of Congress as criminals.

Let’s examine why it can be a lot of fun to use the Echo Look, why it took Amazon a year to make the device generally available, and why its fashion assistant’s AI is inherently biased.