Iconic fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy dies at 91
The iconic designer Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91
The designer who made Audrey Hepburn into a fashion icon has died, his namesake house has announced.
French fashion designer, Hubert de Givenchy, the man who launched a thousand iconic looks, namely for the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91.
Givenchy founded his namesake house in 1952 after working alongside Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior at the houses of Robert Piguet and Lucien Lelong. Further ‘education’ came with a two-year four-year stint working under Elsa Schiaparelli.
His name quickly reached iconic status, namely though his work with Audrey Hepburn. In the hands of Mr. Givenchy Hepburn was transformed into the iconic image we know today. The pair met whilst the actress was filmingSabrinaand the designer went on to design the black dress Hepburn wore inBreakfast at Tiffany’s. Hepburn later became the face of this fragrance, L’Interdit without charging a fee – the first time such a deal had been struck – acting as a testament to the friendship.
After his first prêt-a-porter collection debuted in 1954 the designer’s client list boasted the greatest names of the mid century world including, Grace Kelly, Wallis Simpson and Marlene Dietrich. All fall for such iconic designs as his ‘Balloon Coat’ and ‘Baby Doll’ dresses, to name a few.
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