Fashion Friendship Made In Heaven: Audrey hepburn & Hubert De Givenchy
One of the most famous style icons, Audrey Hepburn,struck gold when she met Givenchy founder, Hubert de Givenchy. Hepburn served as Givenchy’s muse with a relationship that began in 1953 and continued on until her death, 40 years later, in 1993. Audrey was quoted as saying about Givenchy, "His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality."
For his magic touch, Paramount Pictures gave Givenchy $30,000 to design costumes for Audrey’s character in How To Steal a Million. To which created the perfect 60s mod look – little white dresses, round sunglasses and a plethora of pillbox hats.
While prepping for her role as innocent Sabrina, Hepburn found exactly what she was looking for and subsequently had it written into all future contracts that her costumes could only be designed by Givenchy. Their friendship became crucial to their respective successes – Givenchy utilized Hepburn’s audience, taking creative risks and starting major global trends, while Hepburn was declared a style icon and tastemaker. The pair even created the world's first celebrity fragrance, L'Interdit (The Forbidden) in 1957.