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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my weblog. I am Irene, Elisabeth Pouw, a Dutch fashion- and interiorblogger. As blogger I am connecting my readers with beauty, style, quality, craftsmanship and harmony in colors for interior / design / architecture, haute couture, photography, art, antiques etc. I love decorating & bringing beauty and harmony into interiors. I created this blog to share my passion for decorating as well as the many other things which inspire me. From time to time I am also highlighting certain interior designers, decorators, architects, stylists, photographers etc. I hope you enjoy your visit. Feel free to give a comment on my blogs. I will react back as soon as possible. Best regards, Irene Pouw from Holland.

13 maart 2018

A Tribute to Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy


French fashion icon Hubert de Givenchy has died at the age of 91 (February 21, 1927 - March 10, 2018). The House of Givenchy pays homage to its founder Hubert de Givenchy, a major personality of the world of French Haute Couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century. His enduring influence and his approach to style reverberates to this day. He will be greatly missed. R.I.P.
The designer is best known for the "little black dress" worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Givenchy's lovely simple clothes [gave me] the feeling of being whoever I played," Hepburn said of their partnership. The friendship between Givenchy and Hepburn endured for 40 years and helped cement his place in fashion and cinema history. She became his muse and he designed her suits and woolen dresses for the musical Funny Face in 1957 and the light-hearted heist caper 'How to Steal a Million' in 1966. 
Audrey Hepburn is pictured wearing a Givenchy dress in the 1961 film 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'
Givenchy came from an aristocratic background and worked alongside the then unknown Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior after World War Two. He was employed by the avant-garde designer Elsa Schiaparelli before leaving to found his own fashion house in 1952. There he introduced the concept of "separates" blouse, skirt, jacket and trouser combinations that could be mixed and matched. The Givenchy brand is known for its making off couture, perfumes and bags amongst others.
Givenchy opened his own design house in Paris in 1952 (pictured).

Hubert de Givenchy is here pictured with Audrey Hepburn in 1979
Hubert de Givency
Jackie Kennedy in a tweet suit by Hubert Givenchy during an official visit to Paris in 1961
Princess Grace of Monaco is striking in a green Givenchy creation at the White House in 1961
Audrey Hepburn on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany's in the LBD by Hubert Givenchy
The Duchess of Windsor models a Givenchy dress and cape for a Paris photo shoot in 1965
Design by Hubert de Givenchy, 1959
1952 - Hubert de Givenchy Dress and ensemble with ribbon detail
Hubert de Givenchy
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