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Hubert de Givenchy on the golden age of haute couture and his Giacomettis

Hubert de Givenchy on the golden age of haute couture and his Giacomettis

“Givenchy is a survivor of the golden age of haute couture” writes Financial Times’ Nick Foulkes in his exclusive interview with the iconic designer and art collector Hubert de Givenchy.

“He clothed the most beautiful women of an elegant time: Gloria Guinness, Babe Paley, Daisy Fellowes and Mona von Bismarck among them. Nicknamed the Tarzan of fashion because of his towering frame, he worked for Jacques Fath, Lucien Lelong and Schiaparelli, before founding his couture house in 1952, aged just 25. A couple of years later, the newspaper L’Express told its readers that he was to haute couture what Françoise Sagan was to literature and Bernard Buffet to painting: successful, glamorous, gorgeous and very, very French” adds the renowned journalist of the man who defined an era –and his muse Audrey Hepburn.

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