Cristobal Balenciaga, Philippe Venet, and Hubert de Givenchy are
unparalleled masters of the grand tradition of French fashion, and
their individual contributions have set the standard for haute couture.
Not only did the great Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga create a
style, but he also invented a technique. He was the architect of haute
couture and has had a prevailing influence upon the international world
of fashion. Hi s trademarks were his astounding creativity, exceptional
command of tailoring, and timeless elegance.
Philippe Venet has experience and respect for the traditions of haute
couture, but distinguishes himself with his use of colors, and his
innovative and imaginative tailoring.
Hubert de Ginvenchy, the aristocrat of haute couture, still inspires
the fashion world with his sense of perfection. The Ginvenchy Style was
an alliance between pure, classic lines and high quality fabrics,
whether lavish or light, black or colorful. His designs—often
exhibiting floral and foliate themes—reveal his deep-rooted love for
About The Author
Creative Director at Christie's France, Christiane de
Nicolay-Mazery, is the author French Interiors and The
Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Bergé Collection: The Sale of the
Century published by Flammarion in 2009. Hubert de
Givenchy is one of the world's most celebrated fashion designers.
"Bringing together the history of an ancesteral ch tueau, the legends of the three celebrated designers and the beauty of the gowns they created, Cristoval Belenciaga, Philippe Venet, Hubert De Givenchy is a treasure trove of history, fashion, interior design and beauty. The gowns of these three famous designers are displayed to praise their legendary designs and their impact on haute couture today." Vidcat
..".offers a rare look at the unrivaled works of the three designers set against the rarely seen interiors of Haroue. All elelments of the book are part of a visual feast, serving as a reminder that there was a time when designers were great 'createurs'..." NY Journal of Books
"This charming, gift-sized book delivers a photo essay on 43 timeless dresses by Crist bal Balenciaga, Philippe Venet and Hubert de Givenchy, deftly staged against the backdrop of a majestic 18th-century ch tueau." Veranda
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 4th October 2010
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1