Madrid’s Thyssen Museum opens Wednesday the first major retrospective of designs by French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who worked for such famous clients as Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.
The exhibition, curated by the 87-year-old designer himself, features about 100 of his finest pieces selected from museums and private collections around the world from a career spanning nearly five decades.
“Given my age, I hesitated. But I have great affection for Spain. I did not have the right to turn down such an extraordinary offer,” he told journalists at the presentation of the retrospective.
The retrospective runs until January 18, 2015.