French Fashion Icon, Hubert de Givenchy, Dies at 91

 

As confirmed by former fashion designer and partner, the french fashion designer, couturier and real fashion icon died on Saturday at the age of 91. The world says goodbye to a real artist, after almost 70 years of finding his iconic house of Givenchy.

Givenchy was best known for his work and partnership with the real fashion icon of the 50s and 60s, Audrey Hepburn. He dressed her personally and in pictures for decades, and for her most well-known movies and shoots. He’s the one behind her very famous “little black dress” of the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, which is definitely one his most iconic pieces. She’s the one who inspired his first perfume “L’Interdit”.

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Givenchy had this distinguished classy presence on the women he dressed, and for more than 40 years, Hupert dressed a lot of the most famous and classy women in the world, including former US First Lady Jackie Kennedy and the Duchess of Windsor. He sold his business later after his retirement to Louis Vuitton, after showcasing his final collection of FW 1995-1996 ending his 43-year legendary career.

Announcing his death, leaving behind a fashion house that defined real class and elegance, it paid tribute to the 91-year-old, calling him a “symbol of Parisian elegance for more than half a century”.

 

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