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Givenchy

Huzzah, finally a new Designer Day! The extravagant fashion house of Givenchy was established in 1952 by French designer and semi-god, Hubert de Givenchy.

You seem to recognize the lady by his side, you say? Why, of course, it’s Audrey! They were friends and Audrey wore a lot of Givenchy. You may for instance have seen her in this little dress…

Oh yes, the famous black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is by Givenchy. Now that alone should convince even the fiercest critic of his genius. But, since I love posting pictures of fab. clothes, I’ll post some more.

Have you seen Sabrina? Not the newer crappy version, but the one with Audrey and Humphrey Bogart and William Holden? Remember the faboulous dress Audrey wears to the garden party?

Givenchy also designed all the dresses for Funny Face.

But enough about the Audrey for now, let’s go back to Givenchy.

Let’s see… Hubert de Givenchy was mentored by Balenciaga when he first started out. Wow. That’s wow.

Hubert de Givenchy retired in 1995, and in the next decade both Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, whom we both love and adore, were among the Givenchy designer. Since 2005 though, the then relatively unknown designer (this gives me hope) Riccardo Tisci has been head designer.

I know I said no more Audrey – but it seems I may not be able to keep that promise. Anyway, Givenchy has also designed some other quite famous dresses.

Have you seen this little baby?

Or what about the amazing green dress Keira Knightley wore in Atonement?

Love it.

I’ve complained that some designers doesn’t use enough color. Well, Givenchy is not among them, which is awesome. Givenchy does not seem to be afraid to go over the top either, something I think is part of what makes the clothes so lavishingly spectacular.

 

Love, Hanna

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