Givenchy Boutique

Jamie Fobert Architects, Paris, 2008


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The minimal facade of Givenchy on the Rue Faubourg St Honore in Paris 

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  • The minimal facade of Givenchy on the Rue Faubourg St Honore in Paris    
  • Interior view of grey box in menswear    
  • Boutique entrance space    
  • Plaster cast of panels used in the original Givenchy couture salon    
  • Gold cash desk, requested by chief womenswear designer Riccardo Tisci    
  • The dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany    
  • Black glass box    
  • Menswear section    
  • Floor plan    
  • Box sketch    
  • Concept sketch    

Shop develepment on Faubourg St Honoré, Paris, for fashion house Givenchy

Givency Designer Riccardo Tisci selected Jamie Fobert Architects to work with him to create a new prét-a-porter boutique in Paris. The brief was to capture the elegance and craftsmanship of Givenchy's august history while creating a new spatial and material experience for the Parisian shopper.

The facade of the new shop on Faubourg St Honore is minimally designed. It's simple, elegant, stone and brass detailing could have existed for the past fifty years. The three large windows reveal the spaces within; the shop itself is the window display.


  • Begun: Oct 2007
  • Completed: Feb 2008
  • Sector: Retail
  • Address: Givenchy, 28 Rue Fbg St Honoré, Paris, 75008, France

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