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Hepburn & Givenchy : inspiration and art

Chantilly Lace

Red Coat

With a friendship that spanned 40 years, Givenchy first met Audrey Hepburn when he dressed her for Sabrina in 1953. After that he designed the clothes for her in Funny Face and the famous little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Definitely a fashion friendship with benefits. (H&M Life)

My love affair with 1960’s  fashion would have to have begun with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy. This red wool coat! High collar, large mod buttons and three quarter length sleeves. It doesn’t even matter what she is wearing under it, the coat is all that matters and it’s fab darling!

Another favorite is the coat from Charade with Cary Grant. This one in yellow same use of large buttons wide collar, but the angles are more geometric. I like how Givenchy uses the three quart sleeve and vertical lines of the…

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