One of Givenchy’s greatest contributions to fashion was the creation of separates, which meant women could mix and match their outfits for the first time. This resonated particularly well with the tastes of his American clients. He wanted to created wardrobes for every minute of the day, not just for the rare evening soirée and to that end, he added the now ubiquitous LBD - the little black dress.
His connection to the film industry began with his close friendship with Audrey Hepburn. While launching his first perfume, Interdit, Givenchy met Hepburn, who would become the face of the fragrance, which sparked an enduring, rich relationship. Together, Hepburn and Givenchy developed her signature style, creating the chic wardrobe for her in Sabrina (1954). From then on, he would dress her in every one of her movies.
Australian premiere. Exclusive to ACMI.
Screens with the breathtakingly shot, short film Cartography (4 mins, Australia, 2015) by filmmaker Justin McLean. The rugged Australia landscape proves an ideal backdrop for Jacinta Raquel’s recent collection modelled with aplomb by Abul Akol. Cartography is a finalist in the Australian category of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Film 2016 competition.
ACMI and VAMFF present
Hubert de Givenchy: A Life in Haute Couture
4 Mar - 13 Mar
Filmmaker Eric Pellerin talks extensively to the great Hubert de Givenchy, one of the last great couturiers of France, about his illustrious career, as well as many former and affectionate Givenchy colleagues, fashion journalists and museum curators.