Givenchy fashion

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 May, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 May, 1994, 12:00am

AUDREY Hepburn is gone, but the spirit of the enchanting actress who became Hubert de Givenchy's muse continues.

It is evident in practically every garment created by Givenchy for the new season; everything so chic, so well-bred that even the simplest dress - there are a couple - conjures the original superwaif.

Not for Givenchy the anarchy of today's fashion scene. His clothes are for the woman who is never anything less than impeccable and still believes a good label deserves to be flaunted from head to toe. For Spring-Summer 94, Givenchy has ensured that her wardrobe will lack for nought, come luncheon or afternoon tea, cocktail party or fashionable holiday resort.

Indispensables include coat-dresses, slim suits featuring short pencil skirts with cropped or elongated jackets, dresses with wide, waist-cinching belts and wet-look raincoats.

Givenchy's cheerful colours and prints will come as a relief to those already bored rigid with the season's surfeit of sand shades and much is also made of checks and stripes.

The overall look? ''Classic,'' said one of the true believers at the Island Shangri-La show held in conjunction with the opening of Givenchy's new boutique at Pacific Place.

Actually the right answer was Retro 60s - at its dressiest, as can be seen (above right) in this spotted, crepe georgette ensemble complete with wide-brimmed hat, though as the striped cotton, sateen sun dress shows, Givenchy can also be relaxed.

Pictures by Lucy Swinstead


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