02-01-17

Hubert de Givenchy * To Audrey with Love

Hubert de Givenchy... Hopefully this name rings a bell. This man is known as one of the leading fashion designers of the 20th century. Since the 26th of November, The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague houses a prestigious exhibition on de Givenchy, created hand in hand with the French couturier himself. It is presented as an homage to his muse, Audrey Hepburn, but overall its a grand retrospective of his career.

Hubert de Givenchy - To Audrey with Love gives a unique insight into his career, which spanned a period of half a century, from the opening of his fashion house in 1952 through his retirement in 1995. As already mentioned, a big part of the exhibition focuses on his unique friendship (and collaboration) with the - born in Belgium - actress Audrey Hepburn, known from the movies 'How to steal a Million' and of course 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. Next to that, you can also set your eyes on pieces created for Jackie Kennedy and the Duchess of Windsor. 

This living legend in the history of haute couture really impressed me and I can honestly say that this exhibition blew me away.  The way in which the creations were presented was absolutely beautiful, accompanied by drawings, design sketches, photographs and film stills. If you still have time before the 26th of March, please free some space in your agenda for this must-see!  But in anticipation of that, enjoy some pictures below! 











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