Exhibition

Hubert de Givenchy & Abraham

Hubert de Givenchy, winter 1971/72, Photographer: Gian Paolo Barbieri Gazar Brodé Chenille, winter 1971/72. Silk and entamine, shantung appliqué. (c) Swiss Nationalmuseum.

Hubert de Givenchy, winter 1971/72, Photographer: Gian Paolo Barbieri Gazar Brodé Chenille, winter 1971/72. Silk and entamine, shantung appliqué. (c) Swiss Nationalmuseum.

The fashion plates of the winter collection 1956–57, preserved in the Abraham Archive, provide a graphic record of the early days of Hubert de Givenchy’s collaboration with Abraham Ltd.

Couture in Colour featuring Hubert de Givenchy at MoMu Antwerp, 2013, Photo: Boy Kortekaas

Couture in Colour featuring Hubert de Givenchy at MoMu Antwerp, 2013, Photo: Boy Kortekaas

The name of Givenchy, whose great hero and mentor was Cristóbal Balenciaga, has become inextricably linked to two of the women he clothed: Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy, both of whom were icons
of elegance.