A BLACK SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN
A BLACK SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN
A BLACK SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN
A BLACK SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN
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A BLACK SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN

GIVENCHY COUTURE, 1968

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A BLACK SATIN COCKTAIL GOWN
GIVENCHY COUTURE, 1968
Trimmed at the neck and hem with a ruff of black feathers, with floating cut feather highlights, with canvas tag inscribed GIVENCHY 7
Exhibited
Givenchy Retrospective: 40 ans de Creation, Paris, Musée de la Mode et du Costume, 1991.
Audrey Hepburn: Una Donna, Lo Stile, Florence, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo; Tokyo, Nihombashi-Mitsukoshi Museum and elsewhere 1999 – 2001, no. 62.
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Lot Essay

Audrey Hepburn was photographed wearing this cocktail gown in Rome on 27 December 1968, dancing with her fiancé, Dr Andrea Dotti.

This gown was exhibited in the Givenchy Retrospective held in Paris: 40 ans de Creation (in praise of her friend, Hubert de Givenchy) at the Musée de la Mode et du Costume, Paris in 1991. The catalogue includes a poem by Audrey Hepburn. Givenchy's own copy of this dress was exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, London in 2009, in the exhibition entitled The Little Black Dress.

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