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'"But this is not true- that Balenciaga is in New York - since he does not travel at all." She took my hand and we crossed the salon to find Balenciaga sitting by himself, wearing dark glasses. I was so shocked and yet so happy finally to meet him. It was very emotional for me, and we talked for hours. He was very complimentary, saying nice things such as, "You know Mr. Givenchy, I admire your talent. I have seen a few things you have designed." He was so charming to me. He described some of the clothes that I had designed in the last collection. We made a date for lunch the next day in New York, at L'Aiglon, which was a famous restaurant at that time. From then on we became life long friends.' -Hubert de Givenchy