French Fashion Design Icon Hubert de Givenchy Dies at 91

“Little Black Dress” fashion designer and a gentleman who symbolised Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century, Givenchy, dies at 91.

Mar 13, 2018 | By LUXUO

French Fashion Design Icon Hubert de Givenchy Dies at 91

Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the “Little black dress” and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died in his sleep on Saturday.

His partner, the former haute couture designer Philippe Venet has confirmed the news on Monday.

Hubert de Givenchy was aged 91.

During his illustrious career, Hubert Taffin de Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites dress.

“He was the first creator to launch a luxury ready-to-wear range. He revolutionised international fashion in creating the timeless looks for Audrey Hepburn, his friend and muse for more than 40 years,” his label said on Monday.

Fashion mogul Bernard Arnault, head of the giant LVMH group which now owns Givenchy, led the tributes, saying that “he was one of the creators who put Paris at the summit of world fashion in the 1950s.”

(Source: AFP)

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