If we have to think about a never ending icon of style then we will think about Audrey Hepburn and at her magnificent performance in the famous movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
But then we have also to precise that this style has a name and it is called Hubert de Givenchy. Indeed the silk satin Little Black Dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the movie remained emblematic for the designer’s work.
Givenchy’s designs are a mix of classic and elegant elements with a touch of modernism. The perfect woman in his view had delicate, graceful body, small hips and long swan-like neck, as Audrey Hepburn, the feminine ideal for him.
While Givenchy himself retired from designing in 1995, his namesake house remains at fashion’s forefront today in the hands of creative director Riccardo Tisci. Tisci began his tenure at the house in 2005 with a dark gothic bent, but his collections of late have embraced a more romantic feel.
We can therefore clearly affirm that even if the french designer Hubert de Givenchy rose to fame in the 1950s, his elegant, feminine aesthetic continues to reverberate in fashion today.
Mila Degli Esposti