Pierre Bergian

Drawing Room of Hubert de Givenchy, Hôtel d’Orrouer, rue de Grenelle, Paris


Haute-couture giant Hubert de Givenchy (1927–2018) owned three homes in France: a villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the country manor La Jonchet, and, in Paris, the 1731-built Hôtel d’Orrouer. The first was all wicker and Giacometti; the second, mirrored glass and Rothko. The third, pictured here, rigorously combined Haute Époque, Rococo, and neoclassical styles as it burst with 18th century furniture, bronze sculpture, and rich embroideries and carpets—elegance befitting a home originally built for a marquise.

Height: 28 x Width: 30 cm