Cel­e­brat­ing a leg­end

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From lux­ury fab­rics to ex­cep­tional cre­ations

The show, which presents cou­ture cre­ations in sober white, grey and black dis­play cases backed by mir­rors, opens with a sec­tion ded­i­cated to haute cou­ture fab­ric sam­ples. Es­sen­tial tools in the cre­ation of be­spoke gar­ments, the dif­fer­ent fab­rics and tex­tiles with which Givenchy worked hold a key place in the ex­hi­bi­tion.

In fact, ex­cep­tional tex­tiles are some­thing of a run­ning theme, with the show also high­light­ing the work of ar­ti­sans the cou­turier worked with for decades, such as em­broi­der­ers Lesage and Ver­mont, and fab­ric man­u­fac­tur­ers Abra­ham and Beu­clere.

Stand­out pieces in­clude a blue and white striped or­ganza sheath dress worn by the Duchess of Wind­sor, a fa­mous “Bet­tina” cot­ton blouse dat­ing from 1952, a spectacular ball gown in Chan­tilly lace and satin, an evening en­sem­ble in lame bro­cade and em­broi­dered with gold and sil­ver braids, me­tal­lic leaves and beads, and a cock­tail dress worn by Au­drey Hep­burn in Blake Ed­wards' movie Break­fast At Tif­fany's.

In­flu­enc­ing Au­drey Hep­burn's style

Cer­tain en­coun­ters proved par­tic­u­larly in­flu­en­tial on the work of Givenchy. From Jac­que­line Kennedy and the Duchess of Wind­sor to the Count­ess de Borch­grave, the de­signer dressed some of so­ci­ety's most stylish fig­ures.

Meet­ing his muse, Au­drey Hep­burn, proved par­tic­u­larly de­ci­sive, both for his ca­reer and for the ac­tress' style, which was built through their friend­ship.

A whole sec­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion will ex­plore this re­la­tion­ship, fea­tur­ing sev­eral gowns worn by Au­drey Hep­burn in Break­fast At Tif­fany's and How To Steal A Mil­lion, as well as clips from her movies.

In ad­di­tion, the ex­hi­bi­tion high­lights the de­signer's artis­tic in­spi­ra­tions and ex­plores Givenchy fra­grances, while also show­cas­ing ex­cep­tional evening­wear cre­ations and im­pos­ing wed­ding gowns made from lace and tulle. – AFP Re­laxnews

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