Hubert de Givenchy – Collectionneur: the highly enviable auction by Christie’s

Published by Audrey L., Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Audrey L. · Published on 11 June 2022 at 00h54
Hubert de Givenchy – Collectionneur is the compelling sale held from June 14 to 17, 2022, at Christie’s Paris and from June 8 to 23 online. The occasion to find an object that belonged to the designer, or only to enjoy a pre-sale exhibition from June 8 to 15, 2022.

Hubert de Givenchy – Collectionneur x Christie’s: the fashion news to save in your calendar!

From June 14 to 17, 2022, the auction house set rue Matignon in Paris will propose an exceptional collection of 1,200 lots of masterpieces and art items. Prior to the sale, from June 8 to 15, 2022, Christie’s will invite the public to discover this precious treasure during a compelling exhibition.

We are extremely honored that the family of Hubert de Givenchy has entrusted Christie's with the auction of his fine and decorative art collection, which combines his clear aesthetic vision for his interiors, with some of the most important collections in the world” – Christie’s France president Cécile Verdier.

Coming from two of the courturier’s most emblematic houses, the Hôtel d’Orrouer in Paris and the Château du Jonchet in the Loire Valley, the Parisian showroom will exhibit furniture, sculptures and paintings from the magnificent collection of this ambassador of French taste, fascinated by the clean classicism from the 18th century.

Fashion changes, but the 18th century style will endure, as it is of exceptional quality. [Such style will endure] on the condition that it is not restrained within a fully period atmosphere… that it is given a breath of fresh air by Delaunay, Arp, and Giacometti, and above all, that it is not weighed down by pompoms and trimmings” – Hubert de Givenchy

Inherent to the couturier’s calling, his passions for art, decoration and gardens stem from a family and cultural heritage. Hubert de Givenchy received – among others – his unrivaled sense of detail from a great-grandfather who made sets for the Opéra de Paris, and a grandfather, collector too, and administrator of the manufacture de tapisserie de Beauvais.

Through this sale, we are very pleased to be able to celebrate the exceptional taste of Hubert de Givenchy and his lifelong companion Philippe Venet. We wish to share the elegance and aesthetic heritage that they have passed on to us in order to inscribe their vision in the history of art and interior design in a universal way” – Hubert de Givenchy’s family

Through this compelling sale, Christie’s aims at paying tribute to Hubert de Givenchy and making his work durable. Come and enjoy this exceptional immersion into the belongings of the Haute-Couture designer!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 10 June 2022 to 14 June 2022

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    Location

    9 Avenue Matignon
    75008 Paris 8

    Access
    M°1 et 9 - Franklin Roosevelt

    Official website
    www.christies.com

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