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Dress by Givenchy, and cigarette holder

  • Dress. Givenchy © Ministerio de Cultura

    Dress. Givenchy © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  • Cigarette holder. Costume Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cigarette holder. Costume Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Textiles, clothing and accessories

Date

1961

Artist

Hubert de Givenchy

Cultural background

Contemporary

Original title

Vestido de Givenchy y boquilla

Supremely glamorous dress donated by Hubert de Givenchy and worn by his muse Audrey Hepburn in the film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.

This legendary and acclaimed piece is a gem of haute couture. The actress wears this iconic outfit as she stands in front of the window of Tiffany's in New York. It symbolises the typical American approach to luxury, and is exquisitely designed in black satin with a low-cut back, and worn with long gloves and triple-stranded pearl necklace. The museum's collection also includes the slim cigarette holder made of paste and metal –such a symbol of seduction in the actress's hand– and the original design for the dress sketched in black felt pen.

Details of the work

Object
Dress

Dimensions
Altura = 149 cm; Anchura = 45 cm

Technique
Grog

Material
Black cotton

  

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