Wednesday, July 30, 2008

serve with champers.

Last year, Karl Lagerfeld designed a Buche de Noel for Lenotre. The cake was created by Lenotre Pastry Chef Guy Krenzer.

I found a description-- chocolate, cinnamon, almonds, hazelnuts & orange with a jeweled ax made of sugar.

But I'm getting distracted. This year, Lenotre's Buche de Noel will be designed by Hubert de Givenchy and it will be unveiled in September.

Givenchy's gowns are legendary. He also designed Audrey Hepburn's wardrobe for Breakfast at Tiffany's. What I didn't know is that he worked with Balenciaga. In the late '50s, Givenchy and Balenciaga introduced the sack silhouette -- shift dresses with virtually no waist that tapered to a narrow hem just below the knee.

Buche de Givenchy.