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Audrey & Hubert De Givenchy: Haute Couture Fashion is born out of a beautiful friendship

Mar 07 2015

Do you know the movie Sleepers? It’s one of my favourite ones.

At the beginning of the story the narrator says: “This is a true story about friendship that runs deeper than blood.”

I use this sentence as a spark to speak about one of the most enduring friendships, between two shining stars in the Fifties, Audrey Hepburn in cinema, and Hubert De Givenchy in fashion. They met by chance and remained friends for the rest of their lives.

Audrey Hepburn made a stunning debut in William Wyler’s smash hit Roman Holiday hitting the screen like a bomb. Some said: “This slim little person with the winged eyebrows and Nefertiti head and throat is the world’s darling”, just to give you an idea of what Audrey  has been since her very first steps in Hollywood. She was the real Hollywood’s sweetheart; on the other hand, Hubert de Givenchy was a young stylist preparing his very own first collections and was declared a real enfant-prodige in the French Fashion industry.

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Dressing Up Like a Christmas Tree

Dec 16 2013

You know that episode of Friends where Monica, Rachel and Phoebe spend an afternoon hanging out wearing wedding dresses? Monica is in one yet to even be worn by its owner, the awful Emily* who is about to become Ross’ third wife.

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The Line-In, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Sep 23 2013

At this time of year, in the UK at least, whether you’re interested in fashion or not, thoughts inevitably turn to winter clothes.

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