Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly embodies 60’s-era silver screen glam for most people: winged eyeliner, elbow gloves, and a tiara nestled into an admirable bouffant. But Holly in her original incarnation — the protagonist of Truman Capote‘s 1958 novel that inspired the film — actually does her romantic cavorting twenty years prior. Makeup artists Sonia Kashuk and Umberto Savone, working on a new play based on the story scheduled for a March 2013 release, consequently took a different approach to developing a look for the new Holly, played by Games of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke.
Kushuk, who is working with Target on the project, told WWD that she wanted to create a “very fresh, elegantly refined, classic face,” with an emphasis on dramatic brows and a neutral palette. Savone updated the cramped 1940’s finger wave to a much softer version. They’ve got a good canvas with the beautiful Clarke, who is almost unrecognizable from her dusty, warrior princess Thrones character. We’d venture to guess she’s enjoying the change.