Impressed by the couturier Hubert de Givenchy
Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy, born 21 February 1927) is a French aristocrat and fashion designer who founded The House of Givenchy in 1952. He is famous for having designed much of the personal and professional wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, as well as clothing for clients such as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.
Today 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 Christian Dior and Cristóbal Balenciaga and he is a living legend in the history of haute couture. The Gemeentemuseum is delighted and extremely honoured to be able to create this prestigious exhibition hand in hand with Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy himself.
Yesterday I already visited the exhibition, at the press presentation. And I felt so honoured to be there. So impresssive to see couturier Hubert de Givenchy himself was present at this press event. He was giving a personal presentation, and it was even allowed to ask him some questions. A very impressive man, very sensitive and a beautiful man. How passionate he was talking about the special connection with Audrey Hepburn and how he loved to design clothes for her.
He designed clothes for her privately, but he designed a lot of clothes for her movies. How special is that? As a actress to have her own designer, who completely understands her, want to show here personality into her look, and knows her body and style.
He was also very emotional, and I can imagine this so much. A man talking about this special exhibition at an age of 89 years old. An honour for himself to see all these 100 dresses and other clothes all together. A lot of respect and big applause to him.
‘To be back in Holland is always an important moment for me and especially in order to present the exhibition ‘To Audrey with love’, an emotional tribute to Audrey Hepburn in her native country and in the great Gemeentemuseum.
Get an impression by this video
Hubert de Givenchy: “To dress a woman is to enhance her beauty. Trying to make a woman more beautiful is to try to understand her well. For her to be well dressed and above all, comfortable in her clothes. If a woman moves well, her gestures will be natural and she will be happy.”
This quote is amazing, And as a stylist and as a woman, I agree totally. Clothes should make a woman more beautiful. If women feel great in their clothes, they will be comfortable and they will be happy. Happy, and a lot of confidence… so they will be powerful and shine! My opinion is that every woman deserves to shine and sparkle!
If you have the chance to see this exhibition, please do this! Bring a visit 26 November 2016 till 26 March 2017
You have to read this beautiful interview, it’s in Dutch, journalist Bregje Lampe interviewed Hubert de Givenchy for Volkskrant
Hubert de Givenchy: “I absolutely believe my talent is God-given. I ask God for a lot, but I also thank him. I’m a very demanding believer.”
Hubert de Givenchy “The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress”
:Givenchy’s clothes are the only ones I feel myself in. He is more than a designer, he is a creator of personality” Audrey Hepburn
“The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides” Audrey Hepburn
“HAPPY GIRLS ARE THE PRETTIEST GIRLS.” Audrey Hepburn
Thank you, Gemeentemuseum for the invitation and for the beautiful book and Givenchy for the perfume!