Hubert de Givenchy: New Name To Know

Hubert de Givenchy: New Name To Know

Read the piece initially published in Harper’s Bazaar in 1952.
Givenchy, 1952

Harper’s Bazaar, 1952

Paris has a new young man – Hubert de Givenchy. His boutique clothes have won the world. They are modern (many separates), fresh and sagacious.

He knows – to the last ruffle – exactly how far to go. Everyone is crazy about his white shirtings – his upcut beach pants – huge chic bags – his new approach to colour – his blanchisserie.

1. The Garbo hat – pulled down to the eyelids – a Paris Ford – in dull blue silk bound in wool to match a coat that is lined and ruffled at the wrist in pale Madonna blue satin.

2. A white jersey hip-bound cardigan coat buttoned in real coral, its collar – real coral beads. With it, a white jersey sailor wearing a spiky hatband of coral.

Givenchy, 1952

Harper’s Bazaar, 1952

3. Dead white shirting – and nothing could be so clean-looking – in a gypsy dress with an umbrella skirt and lashings of red and yellow printed Persian cotton.

4. An overblouse of printed pique in a curiously scrolled Persian pattern. Upcut pants – these, quite a feat of de Givenchy – in white pique. Upcut shoes in natural straw.

 

From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK

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