Remembering Hubert de Givenchy

March 13, 2018

By Tab Byrum

Sad news yesterday of the death of famed French fashion designer, Hubert de Givenchy. Givenchy was 91 at the time of his death, he was born in February 1927 and died on Saturday, March the 10th. Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy was born into a noble family, his father died from the flu when Hubert was 3 and he was raised by his mother and grandmother, his older brother Jean-Claude inherited the family’s title. de Givenchy moved to Paris at 17 at began his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts and he did his first official fashion designs for designer Jacques Fath in 1945. Today Hubert de Givenchy is remembered for the beautiful clothes he designed for actress Audrey Hepburn, including the iconic little black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Givenchy opened his own fashion house in 1952 in his twenties and quickly caught the eye of fashion elite with his embroidery, silk prints, and ball gowns. Givenchy and Hepburn first met in 1954 during the filming of “Sabrina” and remained friends until Hepburn’s death in 1993. Givenchy was also known for dressing American First Lady Jackie Kennedy, especially during their 1961 trip to France. Givenchy sold his fashion house in 1988 to luxury goods group LVHM and officially retired in 1995. Today we are remembering a giant in the world of fashion and bid Au Revoir to a master of his craft. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

Givenchy 1959. (via)

Audrey Hepburn in an emerald green Givenchy creation, mid to late 1950’s. (via)

A black cocktail dress from the House of Givenchy. (via)

Givenchy and Hepburn walking along the Seine in Paris, a beautiful image. (via)

Designer and Muse, Givenchy styles one of his creations on Audrey Hepburn. (via)

An ad for a brown Givenchy suit, circa 1956. (via)

A 1969 Red Cocktail Dress from Givenchy with floral trim around the bottom hem. (via)

Givenchy and Hepburn out for an evening in Paris, in March 1979. (via)

Hubert de Givenchy, 1927-2018 (via)

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