Catherine Join-Diéterle et al. Preface by Jacques Chirac, Introductory Note by Hubert de Givenchy, Homages by Audrey Hepburn & Victor Skrebneski.
Paris. Paris-Musées. 1991. First edition. French language edition. Inscribed by Givenchy to the American fashion designer Jeffrey Banks on the first blank prelim - 'To Jeffrey Banks / Very Sincerely / Hubert de Givenchy / February 1992'. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 206 pages. Illustrated throughout with colour and b&w photographs. 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). 1.4kg. 2879000513. French. Very good; light shelf wear, some light wear at head and base of spine and top forecorners, small chip at head of spine, a 2cm closed tear at top edge of rear jacket, price-clipped; page edges beginning to yellow.
Published to coincide with the exhibition marking Hubert de Givenchy's forty years in fashion. Divided into three sections, it presents a portrait of Givenchy the couturier and art lover and, at times, interior decorator, an analysis of the development of his fashion house and label, and a study of his career and style. Extensively illustrated, it ends with a chronological account of Hubert de Givenchy's forty years of creation.