A Dream Come True: Hubert De Givenchy – To Audrey With Love

In reflecting on my visit to this wonderful exhibition in The Hague at the Gemeente Museum, it is quite a surreal feeling that this was very last time that something like this could come together because Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy sadly passed away on the 10th of March 2018 at the age of 91.

In a once in a lifetime exhibition curated by Hubert De Givenchy, along with Luca Dotti and the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund; came together the ultimate exhibition of Audrey Hepburn’s exquisite clothing all designed by Givenchy himself.

“Givenchy’s clothes are the only ones I feel myself in. He is more than a designer, he is a creator of personality”

– Audrey Hepburn
The experience was simply stunning and I feel very fortunate to have been able to attend. Not only did Givenchy design most of Audrey’s wardrobe from some of her most famous films, but she was also considered his muse and lifelong friend. This gave the exhibition a truly personal and sentimental feeling. It was especially enjoyable as I visited at the same time as a pensioner’s tour group who were true fans of Audrey and her films, and I could see that they were reminiscing as much as they were enjoying the exhibits. 
While the exhibition has come to an end there are many videos and reviews available online for you to enjoy the story and development behind this stunning experience. 
Click here to learn about the Gemeente museum’s collaboration with Givenchy and the story behind his friendship with Audrey Hepburn.
Otherwise please peruse my photos in this post, this is a very limited selection because I felt the need to ‘catalog’ each and every dress on display, so these were definitely my highlights.

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