Philip Hopman

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.

Once again, Hopman excels in several ways in this book: in his human figures, in his city scenes and in the portraits: Audrey and Hubert really come to life.

Edward van de Vendel

Hopman has a fabulous drawing style that immediately transports you to the Hepburn era.



Philip Hopman

Philip Hopman (b. 1961) graduated from the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Since 1988 he illustrated over over 250 children’s books with a cinematic technique that has found many imitators. In the Netherlands, he is known as “the artist who can draw anything” – including farmers…

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Hubert de Givenchy. Voor Audrey met liefs (2016)., 32 pages.


Philip Hopman

Age: 4+
289 x 241 mm

Themes: picture book



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