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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



Textiles, clothing and accessories




Hubert de Givenchy

Cultural background


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


Altura = 149 cm; Anchura = 45 cm


Black cotton


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