Audrey Hepburn once said, “His are the only clothes in which I am myself.” High praise indeed for her cherished friend and designer Hubert de Givenchy, whose aristocratic early life in France shaped his design aesthetic as one of simple elegance and easy refinement. After meeting on the set of Sabrina in 1953, Givenchy began to dress Hepburn for her professional engagements—including Funny Face and Charade—and her personal life as well. Her gamine figure was a knockout in Givenchy’s polished looks, most famously the little black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hepburn was also the face of Givenchy’s perfume, L’Interdit, and the two remained friends for more than 40 years until her death in 1993.
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