Cocktail Suit - Dress, Underskirt, and Jacket

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Three piece cocktail suit of black quilted silk damask consisting of: Sleeveless tunic overdress, knee-length, constructed as an "apron", with back opening which overlaps and secures with three covered buttons. Dress is sleeveless, with rounded neckline, slightly raised waist, princess seaming, and skirt which is slightly flaring at hips and then becoming tubular. Underskirt skirt, with wide hem of the same damask which extends 8 inches below hem of dress, creating a layered look. Matching jacket with Bermuda collar, double breasted with three double rows of braided buttons and straight bracelet-length fitted sleeves. Designer's label: "Givenchy / Paris" Handwritten label ... continued below

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Givenchy, Hubert de 1963.

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This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 121 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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  • Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Audrey (b. Brussels, Belgium, 1929 - d. Tolochenaz, Switzerland, 1993)

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Three piece cocktail suit of black quilted silk damask consisting of:

Sleeveless tunic overdress, knee-length, constructed as an "apron", with back opening which overlaps and secures with three covered buttons. Dress is sleeveless, with rounded neckline, slightly raised waist, princess seaming, and skirt which is slightly flaring at hips and then becoming tubular.

Underskirt skirt, with wide hem of the same damask which extends 8 inches below hem of dress, creating a layered look.

Matching jacket with Bermuda collar, double breasted with three double rows of braided buttons and
straight bracelet-length fitted sleeves.

Designer's label: "Givenchy / Paris"
Handwritten label underneath designer's label: "28554"
Costumer's tag: "Don. Mrs. Audrey Hepburn"

Notes

This garment was worn by Audrey Hepburn in the movie Charade (1963, directed by Stanley Donen, co-staring Cary Grant and James Coburn). Ms. Hepburn wears it in the "riverboat dinner cruise" scene on the Seine in Paris. The dress was designed by Hubert de Givenchy, and was donated by him to the Texas Fashion Collection in honor of Mrs. Hepburn. The November 1, 1964 issue of Vogue magazine has a photographic essay of Audrey Hepburn wearing various Givenchy items, including this ensemble.

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 1963

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  • March 16, 2015, 2:32 p.m.

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  • April 15, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

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Givenchy, Hubert de. Cocktail Suit - Dress, Underskirt, and Jacket, physical object, 1963; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501357/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.