Givenchy Celebrates Over Seven Decades of Fashion with New Catwalk Book

November 16, 2023

Givenchy, a name synonymous with timeless elegance and high fashion, is set to release a monumental new book, "Givenchy: The Complete Collections." This extensive volume is more than just a book; it's a visual journey through the illustrious history of the House of Givenchy, showcasing the genius of its foundational and contemporary designers.

Pages from 'Givenchy: The Complete Collections' showcasing a tribute to Audrey Hepburn's timeless style, as captured in the elegant designs of Hubert de Givenchy's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 1959 collection.

A Legacy Captured in Pages

The book, published by Yale University Press, is a comprehensive anthology that chronicles over 70 years of Givenchy's influence in the fashion world. It is penned with insights from a historian and curator, alongside Anders Christian Madsen of British Vogue, offering readers a front-row seat to the House’s enduring legacy.

Iconic Elegance: A photographic print from the Spring-Summer 1959 Haute Couture collection by Hubert de Givenchy, capturing the timeless allure and classic sophistication of the House's early days.

An Ode to the Icons

"Givenchy: The Complete Collections" delves into the creative epochs of each head designer, including the eponymous Hubert de Givenchy, visionary Alexander McQueen, and the innovative Matthew M. Williams. The narrative is enriched with biographical sketches, setting the scene for each groundbreaking collection.

Givenchy's Haute Couture stands as a striking demonstration of the House's innovative design philosophy. The model's silhouette, designed by Matthew M. Williams, marked by sheer panels and a form-fitting bodice, makes a statement on the catwalk.

A Tapestry of Style and Influence

The tome highlights the House’s classic glamour, a beacon of style that has attracted the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy. Every page turns to reveal the finesse and influence that have captivated fashion enthusiasts and celebrities across generations.

Availability and Invitation for Coverage

Priced at $80 USD, the book is available for pre-order and will officially launch on November 16th globally, with a US release on November 28th. The publishers express enthusiasm for features in news stories and inclusion in holiday gift guides.

Givenchy's latest endeavor is a testament to the art of fashion, inviting readers to explore a world where design meets history, and where each garment tells a story of sophistication and allure. Pre-order the new book here.