An extremely sad day for the fashion industry as celebrated legendary fashion designer, Hubert de Givenchy, founder of the illustrated fashion house, Givenchy, passes away at 91. The fashion icon is famous for dressing and creating impactful looks for some of the most influential women in the history like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy.
Last night, Givenchy’s partner, former couture designer, Philippe Venet, confirmed the unfortunate news. The French designer has created many iconic looks but the one that created a rage was when he dressed Audrey Hepburn in a ‘Little Black Dress’ in the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. When Audrey was asked about her partnership with the late designer, she said, “It was... an enormous help to know that I looked the part... Then the rest wasn't so tough anymore. Givenchy's lovely simple clothes [gave me] the feeling of being whoever I played."
Every glamour world lover is widely aware of the fact that it was Givechy and Hepburn’s 40 year long strong friendship that cemented and binded fashion with cinema. He designed woollen dresses, chic suits for his muse which became a rage.
Hubert de Givenchy was passionate about his craft from the very beginning and worked with the then unknown designers, Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior post World War 2. If we are all going ga-ga over separates, then the only person responsible for this elite trend is Givenchy. After the inception of his own brand, he introduced the concept of - separates like, blouses, skirts, jackets and trouser combinations which could be easily mixed and matched.
Clare Waight Keller became the first woman to be named the brand's artistic director in March 2017.