21 juin 2017

Hubert de Givenchy à la Cité de la dentelle et de la mode

© Photo : Victor Skrebneski  CALAIS - Plongez dans la haute couture parisienne des années 50 aux années 90. Toute sa vie, il a habillé une fidèle clientèle cosmopolite, dont des célébrités comme Jacqueline Kennedy et Audrey Hepburn, sa muse et amie. Les pièces présentées donnent la mesure d’un sens aigu de l’élégance et d’une grande culture. Entre autres sources d’inspiration, on reconnait l’évocation d’artistes chers au couturier tels Miró, de Staël, Delaunay ou Rothko, mais également les fastes du... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2017

Hubert de Givenchy, Fuchsia Dress with Ruffle, 1958

Hubert de Givenchy, Fuchsia Dress with Ruffle, 1958 © John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. Silk shantung. A sleeveless dress in fuchsia silk shantung with a ruffle down front from the shoulder to the hem. This dress was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy for a Jacques Lowe photographic sitting, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1959.  Jackie Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1959. Photo Jacques Lowe
08 février 2017

Hubert de Givenchy. Ivory Embroidered Evening Dress, Spring-Summer 1961

Hubert de Givenchy. Ivory Embroidered Evening Dress, Spring-Summer 1961 © John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. Ziberline; silk floss; silk ribbon; seed pearls. A full length evening dress in ivory Ziberline with an A-line skirt. The bodice is embroidered with lilies of the valley and roses; the skirt is unadorned. The gown was embroidered by Hurel with silk floss, silk ribbon, and seed pearls.  This dress was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to dinner at Versailles, France, June 1, 1961. Also worn to a congressional... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2017

Les Giacometti d'Hubert de Givenchy chez Christie's Paris, le 6 mars 2017

Paris – C’est un véritable honneur pour Christie’s France de présenter le 6 mars prochain à 18h, un ensemble d’oeuvres signées Diego Giacometti provenant de la prestigieuse collection d’Hubert de Givenchy. Cette vente exceptionnelle sera précédée d’une exposition dont la scénographie sera directement inspirée de la seule rétrospective jamais consacrée à Diego Giacometti en France, organisée en 1986 par Daniel Marchesseau au musée des Arts Décoratifs. Le célèbre couturier a souhaité organiser cette vente chez Christie’s afin de... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2016

Gemeentemuseum presents: Hubert de Givenchy: To Audrey with Love

Audrey Hepburn wearing ensemble designed by Hubert de Givenchy in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) Photo: Mondadori Portfolio; courtesy Hubert de Givenchy. THE HAGUE.- This autumn the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag presents an ambitious exhibition in which couturier Hubert de Givenchy pays homage to his muse, Audrey Hepburn. The exhibition will be a grand retrospective of the work of French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, one of the leading fashion designers of the 20th century. His career ran concurrent to that of... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2015

Fashion's evolution showcased in exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Charles James, "Four-Leaf Clover" dress, 1953. Duchesse satin, lace, and silk shantung. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009; Gift of Josephine Abercrombie,1953, 2009.300.784. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. CINCINNATI, OH.- High Style: Twentieth Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection opens at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Nov. 7. This landmark exhibition of garments and accessories from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2015

Audrey Hepburn back at scene of her big break at National Portrait Gallery

LONDON - Before Breakfast at Tiffany’s, before even Gigi, there was a jolly musical revue in London called Petite Sauce Tartare that helped propel a young Audrey Hepburn into the limelight – a show in a nightclub that is now part of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). “It is a wonderful coincidence,” said Helen Trompeteler, associate curator of photographs at the gallery, which announced details on Tuesday of a major exhibition exploring the life and career of one of the century’s biggest film stars. “It is very... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2014

An Audrey Hepburn Givenchy hat from Funny Face, Paramount, 1957

An Audrey Hepburn Givenchy hat from Funny Face, Paramount, 1957. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. Composed of light brown straw-like material with a brown grosgrain band. The interior bears a black "Made in France / Hubert de Givenchy" label and an additional white inventory tag inscribed "4947." Approximately 13 x 7 in. Sold for US$ 87,500 (€62,746)  Provenance: Profiles in History, Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction, December 15, 2012, lot 423.  Hepburn wears this hat during the... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2010

"Haute Couture, Voici Paris!" @ Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

"Gabriëlle 'Coco' Chanel", Twee avondjurken, ca. 1925 en ca. 1939. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Foto: Erik en Petra Hesmerg. THE HAGUE.- Only a handful of fashion houses belong to the select world of haute couture. Membership of the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture, which was established in 1868, is an exclusive honour subject to a tough selection procedure and strict rules. The designers affiliated to the Chambre are among the best in the world, repeatedly surprising us with their breathtaking creations. This is the... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2009

A Historic Collection of Audrey Hepburn Couture @ Kerry Taylor Auctions

LONDON.- Audrey Hepburn was not just a film star - she was a major style icon of the 20th Century. Simplicity and seemingly effortless elegance was her trademark. Ably aided and abetted by the young couturier Hubert de Givenchy, she became the personification of chic elegance in the 1950s and 60s. Givenchy said of her “All the responsibility for the way Audrey looked is hers. She made the selections.” Audrey was the first actress off-screen who was able to play the part of fashion models on-screen and be credible. For `Funny Face’... [Lire la suite]