Sad news today with the passing of French Couturier Hubert de Givenchy..
His beautiful fashions were timeless..
He designed this wonderful and elegant ensemble for Jackie Kennedy to wear during the famous 1961 Kennedy visit to Paris. So chic..
Jackie in Givenchy at a later date.
Givenchy was always associated with Audrey Hepburn, and became her personal designer for many of her movies.
'Sabrina' and 'Funny Face' in the 1950s...
Givenchy was born in 1927, and in 1952 established his own Fashion House, aged only 25.
Who could forget the 1961 film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'?
Givenchy designed the iconic Little Black Dress for Audrey.
For clothes watching alone, I always liked 'Charade' (1963)
The gorgeous Audrey would look lovely in anything, but as Givenchy's muse she was stunning...
Back in the day, Vogue patterns released many Givenchy designs.
The instructions were perfect, down to the last detail.
How I wish I had kept my Givenchy patterns - but over time, and many house moves, such things are given (or thrown!) away.
Sadly, I do not find the dressmaking patterns of today as beautiful in their construction or detail. Some even have mistakes!!
The horror of it....
And here's a little salute to Her Majesty, at the Commonwealth Day Service in Westminster Abbey...
wearing the Australian Hibiscus diamond and ruby brooch.
It is a serious gathering of beautiful gems.
Looking happy, a tiny little figure in the Abbey - but
at times I think she must miss having The Duke of Edinburgh by her side.
What is happening at your Place?
Any interesting plans for Easter?
We have been enjoying some cooler weather, and quite a lot of rainy days.
This is always remarkable and good for our Hot Dry Land.
Have a good week