In the early morning an elegant Holly Golightly emerges from a New York taxi wearing a sleeveless, black satin, floor-length Givenchy cocktail gown. She eats a pastry, drinks her coffee and gazes dreamingly through the window of Fifth Avenue’s Tiffany & Co, fashion history is made.
Hepburn first met Givenchy in 1953, when the Belgian-born actress described herself as “a skinny little nobody”. They successfully collaborated in Sabrina in 1954, Funny Face in 1957 and How to Steal a Million in 1966 but Breakfast at Tiffany’s would prove to be their style masterpiece which would re-define Hollywood chic.
In How to Steal a Million Givenchy designed the worlds chicest Masquerade mask to compliment a black lace cocktail dress and jacket worth $60,000 dollars at the time.
That mask went on to become a classic that would go with any Audrey Hepburn style evening dress.
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