Hubert de Givenchy
Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn - a match made in heaven. Similar ages, the French couturier and Iconic screen star immediately empathised with each other - an intimate relationship that continued into old age.
Givenchy intuitively understood Audrey's petite frame - the perfect foil it would seem for the sophisticated and ladylike look of the late 1950s and early 1960s - tiny waist, full skirt - often with underlay and a simply cut bodice, often collarless to show Audrey's swanlike neck.
In turn, Audrey's iconic movies served as the perfect environment for the ultimate catwalk - raising Givenchy's profile. And perhaps due to the timeless design of both the couture and the movies both are still much admired decades later.
Givenchy and Hepburn - classic, refined, urbane style.
The background music is Goofin' at the Coffee House by Henry Mancini and the movie images are from Sabrina (1954), Funny Face (1957), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Charade (1963) and Paris When it Sizzles (1964).
The Three Graces - Elegance, Beauty and Style.
My Philosophy for a sublime way of living.
My aim - to bring a touch of old world grace and discreet glamour to the everyday.
"Having class - it's not half the battle - it's the whole war"
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