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Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique showroom books

Identifier: KA-0058-01


The collection consists of showroom books for the Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique of New York City, 1972-1974. The showroom books include price lists, garment sketch reproductions, and fabric swatches.


  • 1972 - 1974



1.9 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

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Scope and Contents of Collection

The showroom sales books, originally housed in plastic binder sleeves, feature women's apparel and accessories, including belts, hats, jewelry, handbags and wallets, and scarves. The books were used by Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique sales staff and contain printed price lists, photocopied illustrations and fabric swatches for apparel. Many pages feature handwritten annotations regarding pricing and fabric availability. Some books include a small amount of public relations materials. Materials in French and in English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact:

Historical note

In 1969, French designer Hubert de Givenchy (1927- ) launched a ready-to-wear collection in response to declining couture profits. The Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique lines of clothing and accessories were initially sold in the United States exclusively through Bergdorf-Goodman stores. The showroom books in the New School Archives were used in the New York store, which opened in approximately 1970.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by season. Folder titles supplied by donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Wendy Samuel, 1999.

Guide to the Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique showroom books
New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
December 6, 2010
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