Today I’ll unveil the life of Hubert de Givenchy, but I would like to know your opinion as well,
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1953 was specially an incredible year for Hubert de Givenchy. In 1953 he met his idol Cristóbal Balenciaga, and soon they became friends.
Later this year he receive Miss Hepburn at his atelier, and who he thought would be Katherine was actually Audrey, his muse. Givenchy designed the costumes for Audrey’s movie “Sabrina” which would be launched in the next year. Their relationship lasted until her death in 1993, and she became an ambassador of the designer. He created many clothes for her, including for 9 other films she starred, such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s ” and “Funny Face”.
|Givenchy and Hepburn|
|Hepburn in a Givenchy design for Sabrina|
In 1957 Givenchy use Audrey to promote his first perfume, “L’interdit” . And in 1973 his supreme elegance could be wore by men as well, as he launched his first menswear collection.
In 1988 he sold his maison to the Bernard Arnault of the LVMH group and in 1995 he retired, being succeeded by John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien McDonald, Ozwald Boateng and finally Riccardo Tisci.
Givenchy had his designs wore by numerous other renowned women as: Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Maria Callas, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Diana Vreeland and Wallis Simpson.
Here bellow there’s a video about the relationship between Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn. It was taken from “Funny Face” dvd.
Hope you’ve enjoyed it!