Celebration of Fashion.
We may all be familiar with the timeless Audrey Hepburn AND her timeless sense of style. Audrey Hepburn was the muse of the designer Hubert de Givenchy and was wearing his designs in her movies. One of her requirements in the movies she was offered to have a role in was the wish to be clothed in Hubert de Givenchy’s designs.
Hubert de Givenchy was born in February of 1927 in Beauvais, France. He founded the house of Givenchy in 1952 and had clients as Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy. When Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn met one another, a long-lasting friendship between the two began. Hubert de Givenchy made Audrey to his muse, and Audrey was in love with Hubert de Givenchy’s designs, which were simple, elegant and graceful at the same time.
Audrey Hepburn’s style is very often associated with the little black dress, which made her appear very elegant and classy. The debut of the dress was made in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), which was associated from then on with timeless elegance. The dress was by the way sold at a Christie’s auction in 2006 for ca. £ 470.000, and was thus almost seven times more expensive than its original price which lay around £ 70.000. Behind the design little black dress was no one other than Hubert de Givenchy, whom we should be thankful for having Audrey Hepburn in mind with all her amazing styles and her elegant way of clothing.
Already two years after the launch of the house of Givenchy, his styles made appearance in the famous movie Sabrina (1954). On the set of the movie Givenchy and Hepburn also met for the first time, and it is no wonder that Hepburn fell for his designs.
Appearances of his designs followed in the movies Funny Face, Love in the Afternoon, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, and How to Steal a Million – all movies starring Audrey Hepburn. She presented his styles as a celebrity and made his designs to worldwide celebrations, and in return Givenchy was inspired by Hepburn’s feminine and elfish way of clothing, which also dominated his styles.
It may be interesting to mention – and relieving for every woman in the world – that even Audrey Hepburn had her doubts with regard to her looks and her outward appearance. In many interviews she confirmed, that she never considered herself to be attractive and even “plain too ugly”. She explained such feelings with extreme insecurity and inferiority. But in Hubert de Givenchy’s designs she felt comfortable and beautiful, which may be one reason why she paid high importance to the fact, that all her future films should be endowed in his designs.