Image of a dress on the left and black-and-white photograph of Veronique and Gregory Peck on the right

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, Of the Silence and the Shadows, 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.
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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.