1980 GIVENCHY Pendant Gold Plated Necklace
1980 GIVENCHY Pendant Gold Plated Chain Necklace
- 24k Gold plated
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Hubert de Givenchy launched his first collection under the Givenchy name in 1952 after several years as artistic director for the renowned Maison Schiaparelli. Givenchy had left his hometown of Beauvais, France, for Paris to begin an apprenticeship in couture with Jacques Fath and to study drawing at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, or France’s National School of Fine Art. Following stints at a few other well-known labels, Givenchy joined Schiaparelli in 1947 and was quickly promoted to artistic director of Schiaparelli’s boutique at the Place Vendôme.
Hubert de Givenchy is known as a master of simplicity and refined forms.
Soon after his debut show, Givenchy met the American actress Audrey Hepburn, who wore several of his pieces in the film “Sabrina,”. Hepburn also donned Givenchy creations in films like “Funny Face” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,”. Givenchy also dressed other celebrities, such as Jackie Kennedy, Lauren Bacall, and the Duchess of Windsor.
Like Elsa Schiaparelli before him, Givenchy expanded his high-quality accessories and costume jewellery in the late 1960s, with typical designs featuring gold- or silver-plating, heavy chains, glass, Lucite, rhinestones, and faux pearls. Vintage Givenchy jewellery was often signed with a stamp of the company name or variation of the “G” logo on the clasps.
In 1988, the Givenchy label became part of the LVMH luxury conglomerate. Hubert de Givenchy stepped down from the house that he founded in 1995, and he passed away in 2018.