Fashion Fact Friday - Audrey X Givenchy
For 40 years Audrey Hepburn and Hubert De Givenchy had a beautiful and chic friendship. It started with a "no" and ended with one of the most iconic dues of all times. They helped each other become the legends they are today, and it was all based on a deep connection and great style.
In 1953, Audrey paid a visit to Givenchy's studio in Paris, in order to ask him to design her dresses for "Sabrina". The designer was mistakenly expecting to meet Katharine Hepburn, who at the time was a lot more famous than Audrey, and upon meeting Audrey declined her invitation. The charming actress invited him for dinner, where, in his words, he fell under her spell. The rest is history.
The two collaborated for 4 decades in big movies, red carpets and even weddings. From the iconic black dress in "breakfast at Tiffany's" to the unforgettable white floral dress the actress wore when she won the Oscar, the combination of Givenchy's creativity and Hepburn's elegance created an unstoppable style power. Her movie appearances with his clothes earned Hubert an Oscar and Audrey her style symbol status.
Hepburn described Givenchy and their relationship in the best way possible: "his are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality".