French fashion icon Hubert de Givenchy has died at the age of 91 (February 21, 1927 - March 10, 2018). The House of Givenchy pays homage to its founder Hubert de Givenchy, a major personality of the world of French Haute Couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century. His enduring influence and his approach to style reverberates to this day. He will be greatly missed. R.I.P.
Givenchy came from an aristocratic background and worked alongside the then unknown Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior after World War Two. He was employed by the avant-garde designer Elsa Schiaparelli before leaving to found his own fashion house in 1952. There he introduced the concept of "separates" blouse, skirt, jacket and trouser combinations that could be mixed and matched. The Givenchy brand is known for its making off couture, perfumes and bags amongst others.
|Givenchy opened his own design house in Paris in 1952 (pictured).|
|Hubert de Givenchy is here pictured with Audrey Hepburn in 1979|
|Hubert de Givency|
|Jackie Kennedy in a tweet suit by Hubert Givenchy during an official visit to Paris in 1961|
|Princess Grace of Monaco is striking in a green Givenchy creation at the White House in 1961|
|Audrey Hepburn on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany's in the LBD by Hubert Givenchy|
|The Duchess of Windsor models a Givenchy dress and cape for a Paris photo shoot in 1965|
|Design by Hubert de Givenchy, 1959|
|1952 - Hubert de Givenchy Dress and ensemble with ribbon detail|
|Hubert de Givenchy|
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