Figure to the divine symbolism, the muse renews the inspiration and the imagination of the creator. From historical personalities to celebrities today, these ambassadors embody the brand, embody the garment, instill a style or reveal an attitude. “Vanity Fair” looks back on these legendary tandems that have marked the history of fashion.
While some women like Coco Chanel, Mary Quant, Diane von Furstenberg or Vivienne Westwood have drawn their inspiration from their own personalities, the creators have always needed feminine alter ego.
Audrey Hepburn had come to meet Hubert de Givenchy in the early 1950s. The designer initially refuses to dress the actress for the movie “Sabrina”.
Audrey Hepburn does not abidate and decides to invite de Givenchy to dinner. The designer finally falls under the spell of the young woman and reconsiders his decision.
A strong relationship then begins between the two personalities. Hubert de Givenchy regularly collaborates with Audrey Hepburn and will dress for most of his films. “Givenchy’s clothes are the only ones I feel myself in,” said Audrey Hepburn at the time.