Wednesday, 14 April 2010

De Givenchy's Return

Hubert de Givenchy is to turn curator, for a new exhibition of gowns entitled Cristobal Balenciaga, Venet, Givenchy at Château de Haroué.

The event will take place at an 18th century castle built and still owned by the French Beauvau-Craon family, near Nancy, France. The showcase will be open for three months, starting 6th May.

Only 45 dresses will be exhibited, including designs by de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn, and a selection of Bunny Mellon's own Balenciaga gowns.

What is interesting about this exhibition, is to see the gowns in the setting for which they were designed, rather than in a white-walled museum, that provides little social background.

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