The "Girls" creator posed in only body paint for her photographer mom, Laurie Simmons, who has a new show at a New York gallery.
One of fashion’s last great legends, Hubert de Givenchy , died on Saturday at age 91, in news that became public on Monday. The French fashion conglomerate LVMH acquired Givenchy’s brand in 1988, and the designer retired from fashion in 1995, succeeded by John Galliano, the late Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Riccardo Tisci , and Clare Waight Keller , each of whom has reimagined Givenchy’s design legacy in his or her own way. But to say that Givenchy’s influenced only the fashion world would be to shortchange a designer responsible for some of the iconic looks of old Hollywood — worn by Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most famously, Audrey Hepburn . The French aristocrat founded his eponymous house in his mid-20s in 1952, and launched his ready-to-wear collection in 1954, coming into his own alongside fashion’s most recognizable names, including Christian Dior and his mentor, Cristobal Balenciaga. The fashion world celebrated Givenchy’s first collection, giving him credibility among Parisian couturiers and, soon after, Hollywood. The tale of Givenchy and Hepburn’s first meeting and subsequent designer-muse relationship has been told and retold countless times, at anniversary exhibitions of the designer’s work, at the time of Hepburn’s death in 1993, and again in 2014, when Givenchy dedicated a book of sketches to Hepburn, To Audrey with Love . The U.K. newspaper the Telegraph noted at the time “ what fashion experts say is the couturier’s main contribution to his art, that he was responsible for keeping alive the standards of haute couture after the Second World War . ” Givenchy met Hepburn on the set of her movie Sabrina , having been asked to help create costumes for the film. Givenchy declined, citing a mid-collection workload, but gravitated toward Hepburn, “inspired by her youth, gamine look, and elegant spirit,” according to the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York . Givenchy would ultimately be nominated for an Academy Award in costume design in 1958 for Hepburn’s film Funny Face , and of course, went on to create the Breakfast at Tiffany’s little black dress that cemented Hepburn’s place in cinematic iconography. Eventually, Givenchy would translate his working relationship with Hepburn in cinema into his own business, launching the first actress-designer perfume, L’interdit , which was to serve as a model for the way actresses carry perfume campaigns today (think: Charlize Theron promoting Dior’s J’adore and Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior campaigns.) Still, the pair’s great devotion to each other surmounted whatever financial success it brought them. Of Hepburn, Givenchy gushed in 1982: “Audrey knows everything that is good for her. She gives me direction.” As Hepburn said of Givenchy: “His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier; he is a creator of personality.” Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
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Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Eva Herzigova attend the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2017 Bal Masque as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2017 in Paris, France. Kendall Jenner isn’t one to shy away from her natural brunette, midlength straight hairstyle, but on Monday night she was spotted out and about partying the night away in Paris after the Dior show with an entirely new ’do — one that makes you do a double-take to even realize it’s her.
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You’d never know by his attire that he’s the most important person in the room — a room that contains Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Katy Perry — except you do. Fresh from his startling fall 2015 show, Givenchy head designer Riccardo Tisci is “having a moment,” as he puts it, atop the international luxury brand mountain. During the recent awards season alone, he dressed Julianne Moore twice, Julia Roberts, Chastain, Rosamund Pike and even Jared Leto in his lavender Oscars tux. Now 10 years in as creative director of Givenchy — overseeing women’s haute couture and ready-to-wear as well as men’s, shoes, bags and accessories — the 40-year-old Tisci (pronounced “Tissi”) is carrying on the tradition of Hubert de Givenchy, whose association with Hollywood is legend as the couturier of choice for Audrey Hepburn.
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