Hubert de Givenchy was an ambitious visionary and just 24 years old when he founded his House. He was able to predict the casual chic and democratization of luxury that would leave its mark on the 20th century, and launched his ‘séparables’ – elegant blouses paired with light skirts. This was the start of his success.
The house of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy and is a member of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter. It is owned by luxury conglomerate LVMH. From 2 May 2017 until 10 April 2020, its artistic director was Clare Waight Keller, the first woman to hold that position.
Why You Should Know About Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy’s Collaboration
Just some of the reasons I love Audrey Hepburn’s collaboration with the fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. Famous for their ‘little black dress’, the two created so many other iconic looks that have changed the way we view fashion in film.
Elegance: irrefutable good taste, with a soupcon of glamour. Le classique. Hubert de Givenchy, more than any other couturier, personified the essence of that classical elegance. His departure from the couture scene at this, his last show in 1995, really brought true couture and the atelier to an end. Before then couture had instinctively been separate from fashion. It created instead the timeless, eternal, enduring, crafted by only the most highly skilled men and women. Thereafter many of the couture houses shifted towards seasonality, the disposable, the fashionable.
French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” has died at the age of 91. The house of Givenchy paid homage to its founder in a statement as “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.” Subscribe to TIME ►► http://po.st/SubscribeTIME
GIVENCHY | Spring Summer 2022 RTW Show
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