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Drusilla Beyfus: Vogue on Hubert De Givenchy


Vogue on Designers is a new series of fashion books from British Vogue which tell the fascinating stories of iconic designers accompanied by world-class photographs and illustrations from the Vogue archive. 

The fashions of handsome, aristocratic Hubert de Givenchy combined the traditions of haute couture - creative, luxurious and perfectionist - with a modern entrepreneurial sensibility. In a career spanning forty years he created the most glamorous of evening dresses, developed the influential 'sack' dress, pioneered the princess silhouette and fielded debonair daytime suits that have never gone out of fashion. He famously defined the sartorial image of Audrey Hepburn - both on screen and off - creating the Sabrina neckline and the little black dress for Breakfast at Tiffany's. A history of chic caught by leading photographers and illustrators, Vogue on Givenchy reveals what the magazine called his 'stardust touch'.