"Givenchy’s divine sense of order and chic, both in his fashions and homes": First Edition of Le Style Givenchy; Lengthily Inscribed by Givenchy
Le Style Givenchy.
de Givenchy, Hubert; Francois Mohrt.$850.00
Item Number: 103465
Paris : Editions Assouline, 1998.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on Givenchy. Quarto, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by Givenchy in French on the left hand side and in English on the right hand side in the year of publication, “For you Janet with Affection and love I Admire you- I respect you- I love you- for ever- Hubert (with a drawing of a heart) 12 October 1998.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Preface by Hubert de Givenchy.
With lavish attention to detail, the images present Givenchy’s divine sense of order and chic, both in his fashions and homes. There are profiles of major clients like Audrey Hepburn, Babe Paley, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Gloria Guinness, as well as chapters devoted to his interiors and collection of paintings and objects d’art. It is a great book and a fitting tribute to the great 20th Century fashion designer who passed away earlier this year.