DALLAS (AP) — The more than 70 years of fashion created by the famed House of Dior will be examined in an exhibit opening in Dallas that will feature almost 200 dresses.
"Dior: From Paris to the World" opens Sunday at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibit will profile the Parisian fashion house's founder, Christian Dior, along with subsequent artistic directors, who include Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano.
NEW YORK (AP) — Peggy and David Rockefeller's lavish artworks and other treasures set a new world record this week at a Christie's auction, topping $800 million as the priciest ever single-owner collection.
That's about twice the previous record of $484 million from a 2009 Paris sale of designer Yves Saint Laurent's estate.
PARIS (AP) — In her sleeveless black gown, with rows of pearl at the neck and oversized sunglasses, Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly defined understated elegance. Hers was the iconic little black dress.
It was the work of Hubert de Givenchy, the French couturier who, along with Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Cristobal Balenciaga, redefined fashion in the wake of World War II. Givenchy was the epitome of Paris chic. His death at age 91 was announced Monday.
PARIS (AP) — French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died at 91.
The house of Givenchy paid homage to its founder in a statement as "a major personality of the world of French haute couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century."