When two young rising stars—Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn—cross paths for the first time—it's magic . . . literally, the perfect fit!
All the famous ladies want a Givenchy dress—actresses, opera singers, princesses and the wife of a president. When Audrey Hepburn has to figure what to wear for her next movie, she approaches Givenchy, but he's too busy to design something just for her. When encourages her to try on clothing from within his collection, they're both stunned by what they discover.
Philip Hopman brings us a stylish and compelling picture book about fashion and friendship that fits like a glove!
Philip Hopman was born the youngest son of a tulip farmer. But he chose a career in children's books instead of tulips, and he has illustrated more than 150 books since 1988, including Earth to Stella (Clarion) and 22 Orphans (Kane/Miller). He lives in the Netherlands.
"Hopman’s paintings ooze Parisian elegance, and a vertically oriented spread, splashed with pink, showcases Hepburn wearing her classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress."
– Publishers Weekly
Givenchy's signature designs, including a hot-pink, double-page spread of Hepburn's ubiquitous Breakfast at Tiffany's black dress, leap from Hopman's page with verve and humor. Bursting with color and panache, Hopman's double portrait of Givenchy and Hepburn lovingly captures one of the 20th century's most beautiful friendships.
– Kirkus Reviews
This joint biography gives a charming account of their individual ascents to fame and long-lasting friendship...Hopman’s watercolors are reminiscent of fashion sketches in their energetic lines and dashes of color.