Balenciaga and Givenchy archive pieces on show? Tell us more . . .obviously we are focused on the general election right now, but with the other eye, we are busy perusing holidays too.
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And hark! The exhibition will include pieces such as the spellbinding historical wedding dress made by Cristobel Balenciaga for Queen Fabiola of
Cristobel Balenciaga in 1960 at Coco Chanel's funeral
Meanwhile, designer Phillipe Venet – the third part of the triptych – had a successful career as a tailor then as a couturier in his own right. His work life was interwoven with that of Givenchy. They met while both assisting legendary designer Elsa Schiaparelli, then later Hubert employed Phillipe as his master tailor, who ended up working on many of the designs for Miss Hepburn herself. Later Venet set up his own fashion house. He contributed designs picked out his own archive for the exhibition.
A Balenciaga Fitting
Givenchy also received generous loans of pieces from some of Balenciaga’s private clients. These dresses are quite literally the crème de la crème of haute couture – not only from a star-struck by
Hubert de Givenchy and his muse Audrey Hepburn in 1979
When Hubert de Givenchy hung up his pens and folded his drawing board for the last time he left a legacy almost impossible to compete with. John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Julien Macdonald all put in stints at the venerable house, where now Riccardo Tisci seems to have hit his stride.
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- Naomi Attwood