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Hubert de Givenchy has died


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SAD NEWS! Thanks for posting this. Certainly one of the greatest costume pairings in cinema history. Audrey always insisted on paying the going price whenever she purchased his gowns for special occasions. They were close friends until she died. Did he ever write his memoirs?

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5 minutes ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

 

The word ICONIC, has become the "literally" of the 21st century...in that it has been used incorrectly so often, it lost a lot of its import.

for the record, THIS IS THE DEFINITION:

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YEP! Incredibly, I dont think he ever received even an Oscar nomination for any of the films he did with her. I guess he wasnt a union member..........Even Sabrina was stolen from him by Edith Head.

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1 minute ago, Hibi said:

 

YEP! Incredibly, I dont think he ever received even an Oscar nomination for any of the films he did with her. I guess he wasnt a union member..........Even Sabrina was stolen from him by Edith Head.

IT REALLY WAS.

They should've BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI'd that Oscar and sent it to Hubert 30 years later.

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5 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I'll mention that he was nominated for a Costume Design Oscar once, for 1957's Funny Face, a nom he shared with Edith Head. They lost to Orry-Kelly and Les Girls.

I guess I missed that. She probably would've stolen that one too........

 

She was responsible for Hepburn's drab attire pre-model in the film. None of the Parisian dresses (except maybe the How to Be Lovely number).......

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2 minutes ago, Hibi said:

I guess I missed that. She probably would've stolen that one too........

as an artist (of sorts) the thought of taking credit for someone else's work is just SO repulsive to me, and the fact that the work GIVENCHY did for SABRINA was so STUNNING and INNOVATIVE and quite frankly revolutionary would make it all the moreso.

i will FOREVER give Edith side-eye for taking full credit for SABRINA.

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33 minutes ago, Hibi said:

She was responsible for Hepburn's drab attire pre-model in the film

Have you stopped to think it takes talent to make Audrey Hepburn look drab?

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4 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

I'll mention that he was nominated for a Costume Design Oscar once, for 1957's Funny Face, a nom he shared with Edith Head. They lost to Orry-Kelly and Les Girls.

I'm glad you mentioned the redoubtable Edith Head.

Truly one of the most disgusting Hollywood Backstage Legends of all time.

But I have to say that she did marvelous work for Hitch.

Miss Head was exceedingly resentful of how Audrey brought in  Givenchy  to do her personal wardrobe in a number of films.

Miss Head carried this hate and resentment to her grave.

But I don't think that Edith really could have given Audrey the style and European aura that the star deserved and got from M. Givenchy.

There are so many controversies concerning Edith Head that she deserves a thread all her own.

 

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