Saturday, June 19, 2010

Givenchy Postage Stamp | France

This Givenchy Stamp makes me want to write a letter.
Two women represent the typical Givenchy style of the 50s and 60s: Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. By furnishing Hollywood movie stars beginning in 1953, Givenchy achieved a popularity like never before. A rather sad event brought global attention to Givenchy dresses. When John F.Kennedy was assasinated, the world witnessed a mourning Kennedy family all dressed in Givenchy clothes. Jackie Kennedy ordered a Givenchy dress for the funeral, which was especially flown in from Paris. It is said, that at that time, the Givenchy atelier possessed individual patterns sheets for every female member of the Kennedy family. In 1955, he introduced separates and then the Orlon-fabric to the haute couture. His designs are elegant and refined. Biography of Hubert De Givenchy.

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1 comment:

Gal Friday said...

Who do we know in France who can send us something via snail mail so we can have that stamp, Rosemary?! ;-) I love it--thanks for finding it and sharing it here.