Among my favorites Haute Couture 2012, in Paris are Hubert de Givenchy’s column dress from the 1960s — made famous by actress Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” — was the muse behind the house’s imaginative couture presentation.
At a private show in a lavish Parisian mansion, guests viewed ten ornate and plunging creations in black and light beige.
When “Monsieur Hubert” originally designed Hepburn’s 1960s dress, it was all about simplicity of form. The garment — alongside Coco Chanel’s — is among history’s most iconic little black dresses. Here, 50 years after Blake Edwards’ romantic comedy, the look is far more eccentric.
Designer Riccardo Tisci gave the famous designs a gypsy-infusion at this show, taking bohemian foulard print to inspired intricate reliefs of bonded leather. Several pieces owed their column form to the sheer weight of the ornate detailing.
It was a master class in craftsmanship. There was only one problem: a model got tangled in some long, heavy fringing by simply lifting her arm.
The Designer: Givenchy
The Source: Azcentral