Le Style Givenchy, Signed by Hubert de Givenchy
[Signed Presentation by Hubert de Givenchy] Mohrt, Françoise. The Givenchy Style. First French Edition. 1998. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. Préface by Hubert Givenchy. Book is warmly inscribed to L.R. whom Givenchy writes that he admired for her singular style. It is signed, “LOVE, Hubert [heart] 12 Novembre 1998.” Text in French.
This already uncommon monograph concerns not only the House of Givenchy, but also the hotel particulier of Givenchy. With lavish attention to detail, the images present Givenchy’s divine sense of order and chic, both in his fashions and homes. There are profiles of major clients like Audrey Hepburn, Babe Paley, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Gloria Guinness, as well as chapters devoted to his interiors and collection of paintings and objets d’art. It is a great book and a fitting tribute to the great 20th Century fashion designer who passed away earlier this year.
“For those concerned about quality, prestige is what counts. Success is not prestige; prestige alone is what endures after you’ve gone.”
--Hubert de Givenchy