Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy Was the Ultimate Cheese Enthusiast
Hubert de Givenchy was a fashion icon. His work is immortalized in Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Audrey Hepburn once described him as "a creator of personality,” not just a couturier. This year, his namesake house is making headlines yet again as its head, Claire Waight
But in addition to his legacy of style, de Givenchy should also be remembered for the ultimate cheese travel hack. A new piece in Architectural
"Hubert’s taste was as handsome as he was himself and so harmonious," philanthropist and socialite Mercedes Bass says in the article. "When you visited Hubert and Philippe, your eye just traveled through the rooms, and you would think, 'That’s fabulous' and 'That’s beautiful' and 'How did he find that?'"
But honestly, the best anecdote in the piece is all about cheese. "We ate very simply, often suprême à la
Boy did he ever.
"If Philippe and Uncle Hubert took a 12-day voyage on their yacht, for example, 12 Camemberts would come with them, each one timed to be served on a particular day so it was perfectly ripe," Hubert's nephew James revealed.
Why yes, that is 12
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