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More than 1,200 of the designer’s personal objects for sale, including fashion garments, works of art and European furniture.

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The famous auction house Christie’s has announced the sale of the belongings of the renowned fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. The auction will take place in Paris from 14 to 17 June in person and from 8 to 23 June via online. The Givenchy Collection will offer over 1,200 lots of French fashion, furniture, sculptures and works of art that belonged to the designer.

Hubert de Givenchy at Château du Jonchet – Dylan Thomas

Givenchy always had a great passion for art and decoration and collected the most exquisite objects. The auction pieces were housed in two of his most iconic homes, the Hôtel d’Orrouer in Paris and the Château du Jonchet in the Loire Valley.

Château du Jonchet – Christie’s

The announcement of the auction celebration coincided with the 70th anniversary of Givenchy’s first Haute Couture collection, on 2 February 1952. This collection was a huge international success and catapulted the designer to fame.

The legendary Hubert de Givenchy

Givenchy was one of the most important fashion figures of the late 20th century. He set up his own fashion house in 1952, and his elegant and innovative designs caused a sensation among society. He dressed iconic women such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Countess Bismarck and the Duchess of Windsor.

Hubert de Givenchy surrounded by mannequins – EFE

The designer maintained a close relationship with Christie’s for several years. He was a member of its international board and twice – in 1993 and 2017 – entrusted Christie’s to organise the sale of objects from his collection.

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