Paris to Hollywood

The Fashion and Influence of Véronique and Gregory Peck

Véronique, in a Givenchy evening gown, Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1965, and Gregory arrive at the film premiere of Doctor Zhivago at Loew’s Capitol, New York, 1965. Archival photo courtesy of the Véronique Peck Collection.

Véronique and Gregory at the premiere of director Nunnally Johnson’s film, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, 1956. Photo by Jack Albin/Archive Photos Collection/Getty Images.

Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, Dress, Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1969–70, Look 104. Synthetic lamé by Abraham (textile house), Zurich, with beading by Maison Lesage (embroidery house), Paris, with silk lining. Prototype (original runway wedding dress with bodice modification).

Emilio Pucci for Pucci, Florence, Ensemble: Jacket and Pants, 1965. Silk chiffon printed with “Gioielli” motif and beads.

Thea Porter, London, Dress and Scarf, about 1975. Embroidered silk chiffon with sequins and synthetic lining.

Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, Dress, Haute Couture SpringSummer 1967, Look 62. Synthetic piqué with beading by Lanel (embroidery house), Paris, and silk lining. Prototype (original runway piece).

Guy Laroche, Paris, Dress, Haute Couture about 1985. Synthetic taffeta and nylon net. Véronique Peck Collection at the Denver Art Museum: Gift of Cecilia Peck Voll.

Cristóbal Balenciaga for Balenciaga, Paris. Dress with Belt, Haute Couture about 1960, Silk gazar.

Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, Ensemble: Blouse and Skirt, Haute Couture FallWinter 1976–77, Look 77. Blouse and skirt in silk lamé by Bianchini-Férier (textile house), Lyon, France; cotton velvet belt with applied rhinestones and metallic trim. Prototype (original runway piece).

Pierre Cardin, Paris. Coatdress, Haute Couture 1951, Cotton.

Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, Ensemble: Tunic and Pants (detail), Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1969, Look 34. Synthetic lamé by Abraham (textile house), Paris, with beading by Pierre Mesrine (embroidery house), Paris. Prototype (original runway piece).

Valentino Garavani for Valentino, Rome. Ensemble: Dress and Overblouse, about 1968, Silk and synthetic net with rhinestones, beads, and sequins. Véronique Peck Collection at the Denver Art Museum: Gift of Cecilia Peck Voll.

Hubert de Givenchy for Givenchy, Paris. Dress, Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1959, Silk

Portrait of Véronique Peck for Vogue, 1967. Photo by Bert Stern/Condé Nast Collection/Getty Images.

Gregory and Véronique attend an event in Hollywood, January 1967. Bettman Collection/ Contributor/via Getty Images.

Gregory and Véronique at the premiere of the film, To Kill a Mockingbird, at the Cannes Film Festival, 1963. Photo by Daniel Fallot/INA Collection/Getty Images.

Yves Saint Laurent, sketch and fabric swatch of a dress, Haute Couture Spring-Summer 1969, Look 80.

When my parents entered a room, you couldn’t take your eyes off them. They made style look effortless. I think their secret was that they were having fun. They were in love, and you could feel it. They inspired each other and made each other laugh. His eyes were always on her. Their style was a reflection of their love.

– Cecilia Peck Voll


As part of the April's Untitled: Creative Fusions event, Koya Nyangi, fashion stylist and representative for African designers and brands, led viewers through a tour of Paris to Hollywood. Nyangi was inspired by Véronique Peck's style, and encourages us to be authentic and playful with fashion.

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Paris to Hollywood presents visitors with an exclusive look behind the scenes of one of the most famous couples of the mid- to late-20th century.

This illustrated color catalog, available to purchase at the DAM's Shop or online, includes an introduction and essays by curator Florence Müller, interviews with Sharon Stone and Laura Dern, and biographies of the couturiers presented in the exhibition by Jane Burke, senior curatorial assistant for textile art and fashion. These texts are set alongside select images of the couture and designer pieces, archival photos, documents, sketches, and family photos.

Gallery Game

When you visit Paris to Hollywood with the whole family, look for a QR code in the galleries to start a seek and find game! Explore Véronique Peck's closet and find the garment that matches the photo prompts. Can you find them all?

Access Guide

Look closer at the images and wall text in Paris to Hollywood by browsing through our online exhibition access guide.


Select songs can be heard in Paris to Hollywood, from Frank Sinatra to Aretha Franklin. Listen to the full playlist on the museum's Spotify.

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Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Influence of Véronique and Gregory Peck is organized by the Denver Art Museum and presented by Joy Dinsdale. Additional support is provided by Bridget and John Grier, the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine and CBS4.

The Denver Art Museum is grateful for the generous funding of the textile art and fashion department by the Avenir Foundation and Nancy Lake Benson.