Next month, Christie’s will begin the sale of the exceptional fine and decorative arts collection of legendary fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, featuring more than 1,200 lots of French and European Furniture and works of art, including sculpture and paintings from Old Masters to Modern and Contemporary works. Each object was chosen with Hubert de Givenchy’s meticulous eye and reflects his exquisite taste. Drawn from two of de Givenchy’s most iconic and elegant homes—the Hôtel d’Orrouer in Paris and the Château du Jonchet in the Loire Valley—the collection includes many exceptional objects unseen on the market for decades as well as more recent works acquired towards the end of his collecting journey. Christie’s will offer this extraordinary collection at auction in Paris from June 14 to 17 (live sales) and from June 8 to 23, 2022 in a dedicated online sale. The timing of the announcement of the sale coincides with the 70th anniversary of the first haute couture collection Hubert de Givenchy presented in Paris on February 2, 1952, which was a resounding international success.
Christie’s posted a 1 minute video of Château du Jonchet that we just had to share, and you can also take a mini tour below… Enjoy!
Please visit Christie’s to learn more and to view the lots included in the exquisite Hubert de Givenchy sale.
Wow, wow, wow! Such a beautiful home! Such an amazing talent! Hopefully Hubert de Givenchy and his wonderful clothes will be given a museum exhibition like they did for Dior.
One wonders why his heirs are selling off his things. His taste was completely refined and sophisticated. Why dismantle the houses, unless they mean to sell them? I understood that the family still uses them. Puzzling.
Amazing, amazing! Beauty at every turn! ✨
Stunning…what a special treat to see this. I’ve been fortunate enough to to visit Claude Monet’s estate…also a privilege.
Transcendently elegant and understated. As a designer, I ponder if he intentionally left everything muted and subdued, as he was surrounded by color and pattern all of the time? Just a thought. . . .