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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Hubert de Givenchy, 1927-2018

Audrey Hepburn, 1956

“Mr. Givenchy came to the attention of the young Ms. Hepburn, a rising star who was so charmed by his youthful designs that she insisted that he make her clothes for nearly all of her movies, and help mold her sylphlike image in the process.”

The New York Times obit of Givenchy goes on to say:

“For the duration of their partnership, Ms. Hepburn said it was Mr. Givenchy’s designs that gave her the confidence to play her parts, or to step onstage before thousands of people to promote a charity. But “when I first went to Hubert” in 1953, she told Vogue, “I was still in homemade dresses.””

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