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Q: In 2011 Rodarte Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy were vocal about how unhappy they were with the lack of recognition for their work on ballet costumes for “Black swan” during awards season. (The costume designer on the project was Amy Westcott, who clarified the situation here.) More than 50 years earlier, a famous couturier contributed costumes to a similarly acclaimed film in much the same way, but kept quiet when its actual costume designer was nominated for—and won—an Oscar. Who was it?
Hint: the film marked the beginning of the couturier’s years-long designer-muse relationship with his star.
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ONE: Hubert de Givenchy is credited with designing three of Audrey Hepburn’s looks in “Sabrina” from 1954 and would continue to work with Hepburn on almost every subsequent film and red carpet. The costume designer was the legendary Edith Head (who later downplayed Givenchy’s involvement in the film, according to her protégé’s account, published in 2010).