Next up for the Designer Crochet Project is Givenchy. Hubert de Givenchy is associated with Audrey Hepburn because she made his designs famous. I only recently saw Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the first time and I fell in love with it, and the beautiful Hepburn, so I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Givenchy right now.
Hubert de Givenchy
Hubert de Givenchy was inspired by his mother’s fashion sense to make women’s clothing. He got started young and by age 24, working as an assistant to other top fashion designers (like Elsa Schiaperelli) and opening his own boutique salon by the age of 24. He worked in simple materials like cotton and linen and although that’s something he originally did because of cost it’s something he continued to do because he appreciated the simplicity of the fabrics. He stayed in the fashion business for more than 35 years, finally selling his business to the LMVH group in 1988 and retiring from fashion completely in 1995. He passed away a year later. The Givenchy label continues and has featured work by many other amazing designers like John Galiano, Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen.
Vintage 1970’s red skirt with crochet bodysuit, via 1stdibs
2002 Givenchy jumpsuit with crochet bodice
Givenchy crochet top
I actually can’t tell if these Givenchy shoes are knit or crochet but either way I adore them!
Givenchy Worn with Crochet
Vintage Givenchy sport jacket worn with crochet skirt, via Art of Avant Garde
Those are Givenchy shoes with a great funky outfit that includes vintage crochet gloves, via Kingdom of Style
Givenchy Designs I Would Love to See Reinvented in Crochet
I’d love to see this Givenchy wool grommet dress redone in crochet but without the pleating on the skirt.
I love the shape of this chunky Givenchy knit sweater and would love to see the same style in crochet.
The iconic Audrey Hepburn wedding dress would probably look silly if it was all done in crochet but it inspires me to want to see black crochet motifs against a grand white dress.