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Text by Françoise Mohrt. Foreword by Hubert de Givenchy. Paris. Assouline. 1998. First edition. English language edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 208 pages. Illustrated profusely with colour and b&w plates. 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9½"). 1.65kg. 2843231078. English. Near fine; very slight shelf wear to jacket, mainly to head of spine.'Hubert de Givenchy's style is a magnificent alchemy of background, friends, travels around the world, visits to museums, and most important, his collections of paintings, furniture and decorative arts. This book, created in close collaboration with the renowned designer to the rich and famous, explores the sources of inspiration of an artist who created a look that was the very essence of Paris chic. Filled with the fragile beauty of Audrey Hepburn and the frivolity of the Duchess of Windsor, the book visits Givenchy's magnificent Parisian townhouse, the enchanting seaside villa in Cap Ferrat and the glorious salons and gardens of his chateau near Paris. It follows Givenchy to his office, his atelier and his fittings, while personal albums and previously unpublished pictures illustrate how a very private life has influenced the way the whole world looks and dresses.' (from the publisher's description).