Hubert de Givenchy
For Audrey with Love
Before Philip Hopman (b. 1961) became an illustrator, he briefly studied fashion. Hubert de Givenchy – voor Audrey met liefs (Hubert de Givenchy – for Audrey with Love) combines both of these passions.
This picture book about the famous couturier and his muse is part of the series of art-related books created by the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and gave Hopman the opportunity to go to town with his illustrations of classic suits and elegant dresses. He also zooms in on Givenchy’s relationship with actress Audrey Hepburn, whose film costumes he designed. Hopman prepared himself thoroughly; his elegant, stylish illustrations are full of local colour.
This is a beautiful and very personal interpretation of a glorious piece of fashion and film history.