Funny Face & Givenchy
For those of you who are not familiar with the movie Funny Face, it is about: An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store that brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050419/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Of course my favorite thing about this movie are the clothes. *girl daydreaming. I actually created a Bridal collection based off of the dress pictured above. It was my inspiration.
These costumes in Funny Face had grace, structure, design, and elegance. What makes these clothes so stunning is that Hubert de Givenchy was the costume designer.
Now when people think of Givenchy, they just think of the name, not the man behind the name. Myself personally, I think of two types of Givenchy: the original and what they are today; grunge fashion.
This is how you pronounce Givenchy:
Givenchy started his company in 1952, but prior to his start he was already in contact with major Fashion icons. He was recommended by Christian Dior, and later became Elsa Schiaparelli's first assistant.
By studying under these legendary designers, they helped mold him in to Givenchy.
Now how does a man of such stature become a costume designer? Well originally he had received word that a miss Hepburn wanted to use his clothing in her film. Givenchy assumed that it was the great Katharine Hepburn, however when Audrey walked in creativity ignited. This was a happy twist of fate.
Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy struck up a 40 year friendship. Givenchy was not only used in Funny Face but in Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany's... where he's know for this classic number... and a couple of others.
I bet you didn't know this was by Givenchy
Grace and elegance is something I strive to maintain, which is probably why I love designs such as these.
If you've enjoyed what you read, I've listed below a few websites that can give you more insight on what Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn were able to accomplish together.