Hubert De Givenchy Research Paper

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Kaitlynn Lowrey
English 1010
Hubert de Givenchy
As a child I was mesmerized by the classic look of the women in the 1940's-1950's. Some would say I wanted to be like them. I dreamed of being like Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Kennedy. Even now I strive to dress like them, but who created these wonderful outfits and dresses I've always admired? His name is Huber de Givenchy. He designed many of the classic designs and style of these women and has inspired me to bring them back to the world we now live it. I would say we have very similar minds.
Hubert de Givenchy was born on February 21st,1927 in Beavais, France to Lucine and Béatrice Taffin de Givenchy. After his father passed away in 1930, He was raised by his grandfather who was an
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Some of these women when movie stars well others where political influences. Out of all of them his muse will always be Audrey Hepburn. He met the young women on accident in 1953. “He had in fact been expecting Katharine as the Mademoiselle Hepburn he was to dress for the forthcoming picture Sabrina. Audrey is said to have arrived in a tied-up T-shirt, tight trousers, sandals and a gondolier's hat on the day that sparked the beginning of a 40-year friendship.” (Connie Roff) In interview Hubert is known to call their friendship a marriage. After their first meeting Hubert would go design all her big looks from clothing in movies like Breakfast at Tiffany's to her tea length wedding dress. One of his other big named clients was Jackie Kennedy. During her husbands presidency Jackie was told to only wear American designer to help promote the American people, but that did not stop her. Hubert would get mysterious numbers from Washington DC and he would know it was Jackie requesting a outfit. One of her most famous gowns was at the state dinner at the Chateau de Versailles.“She wasn't sure until the last minute whether she would be allowed to be dressed by a French couturier. So we secretly did a collection of 10 or 15 outfits for her to choose from. One hour before the dinner, her secretary called to say that Madame Kennedy had decided to wear the gown I made for her. What an honor it was to see …show more content…
He may not have had to rough of a childhood but he worked hard to create classic looks. Hubert and I seem to be very like mined by the fast we want to make women beautiful. He made simple designs in to classic pieces of art. I don't think any one could say it better then him, "I'm not preaching how to dress,...I just see that things are different. It hurts me because fashion is such a beautiful thing. One can do so many things to make a woman even more beautiful." This is the mind set I would like to bring to my own house.

Work cited
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Roff, Connie. "WHO'S WHO Hubert De Givenchy."Vogue UK. Vouge, 11 Nov. 2011. Web. .

Murphy, Robert. Sitting Down with Givenchy WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 7/3/2007, Vol. 194 Issue 2, p10-10, 2/3p, 1 Color

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