6 Most Iconic Dresses Hubert De Givenchy Created For His Long-Time Friend And Muse, Audrey Hepburn
On the day of their first meeting, Givenchy refused to design dresses for Sabrina, as he was too busy with his winter collection. But Audrey persuaded him to allow her to choose something from garments that he had already made. This is how their touching friendship began. The designer worked on all stage and film outfits of Audrey. Moreover, he dressed Hepburn not only in movies but also in the real life.
It was a kind of marriage.
6 iconic dresses of all time
The iconic duo gave birth to some of the most stunning outfits.
1. The Oscars, 1954
Although she was nominated for the Oscars five times, 1954 was the first and only time the actress won this prestigious award. And to collect the gong, Audrey was wearing the elegant masterpiece of the beloved brand. This dress is simply classic - light, thin, and stunning.
2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961
A laconic long black dress in which Audrey Hepburn appears at the very beginning of the movie is recognized as the most famous outfit in the history of cinematography. And certainly, it can be called the most iconic little black dress of all time.
The legendary gown was sold in 2006 at Christie's auction in London for almost $1 million.
3. Sabrina, 1954
A white bustier with a lush skirt and floral embroidery has been on the lists of the most popular wedding gowns for several decades.
4. Funny Face, 1957
This white tea-length dress became another hit. In the 1950s, everyone wanted a wedding dress like that. And even now it remains super-modern.
5. Love in the Afternoon, 1957
This one took some time, as Audrey’s character needed a diverse wardrobe, showing her transition from being a naïve cello player to a gorgeous woman who plans to seduce a business magnate.
6. How to Steal a Million, 1966
On the screen, the actress appears in dresses that even now look no less relevant than 50 years ago. One of the iconic images of the film is a lace knee-length dress with lace tights and a mask covering the face of the star. Actually, the mask was Audrey’s idea, and Givenchy was first against it, believing it was too carnival.
The designer still remembers and misses his muse. In 2015, he even dedicated a book and an exhibition to her, To Audrey with Love.
It is a collection of his most beautiful sketches accompanied by heartfelt memories they shared together.