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Maria Etkind is a graphic design and milliner living in The Hague, Holland this is her journal. 


A little black dress

Maria Etkind

Givenchy to Audrey with Love

Audrey Hepburn and Hubert Givenchy had a friendship that spanned 40yrs. She knew what her style was and he knew how to dress her.

Walking through the gallery at the Gemeente Museum, The Hague. I could only wonder what their conversations would be like. She would call Hubert and tell him where she was going and what she wanted. He would sketch madly and give her a few options to choose from. Then together they would make a beautiful show stopping dress, but did they know they were making an icon? 

This exhibit takes you on a visual journey of the dresses Hubert created for Audrey and other clients like Jackie Kennedy Onassis. The collection of dresses and gowns span from 1960's-1990's. The gowns had an elegant simplicity and were accentuated with intricate beading, feathers, fur, lace, pearls, silks, wools and hats. Audrey’s wardrobe from her movie "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" was also on display and juxtaposed with the actual movie playing in the background. The colors of her movie wardrobe are so much more vibrant and detailed than what you can appreciate in the big screen. The pink silk organza cocktail dress was just exquisite with hand sewn sequins, cotton trim and a silk organza shocking pink bow. Her style was truly timeless and Hubert’s vision and talent were extraordinary.

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