The handsome, aristocratic Hubert de Givenchy blended the hallowed traditions of haute couture with a modern sensibility. For 40 years he focused always on purity of line, but combined an artist's eye with a keen entrepreneurial mind. His innovative 1952 debut collection made its mark by presenting separates, then a little-known approach to fashion. This book examines his career.
Drusilla Beyfus is a journalist, broadcaster and well-known commentator on modern modes and manners. Formerly a senior tutor at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, she has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers, featured in many television and radio programmes and is the author of several books on etiquette. Her most recent book is Vogue on: Hubert de Givenchy.