Hubert de Givenchy, Paris

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    The collection of Tom Jacobson, San Diego

  • Catalogue Essay

    Michelantonio Celestino Onofrio Vaccaro, better known as Tony Vaccaro, learned to photograph during WWII, after which he became a renowned lifestyle photographer for magazines such as Flair, Look and Life. When Vaccaro took this portrait for Look, Hubert de Givenchy had become world famous for his design of the little black dress that was worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of Blake Edwards' 1961 romantic comedy, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Here, Vacarro shows Givenchy as the man behind the famous dress, with the designer focused on the simple line and form of the flower in the foreground, as if gaining inspiration for future collections.

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Hubert de Givenchy, Paris

1961
Gelatin silver print.
13 7/8 x 11 in. (35.2 x 27.9 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and annotated in pencil, Look Magazine copyright credit reproduction limitation and credit stamps on the verso.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

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New York Auction 8 October 2015