Remembering Hubert Givenchy
Hubert de Givenchy made women feel beautiful, with his signature elegance. From the atelier of his early days in 1952, to Paris fashion parties in the 1990s via frequent appearances in Vogue over the years.
Givenchy designed the famous little black dress from the 1961 hit “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” worn by Audrey Hepburn.
Actress Audrey Hepburn would become his muse and one of his closest friends.
Givenchy retired in 1995, and was succeeded by John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Italy’s Riccardo Tisci and current chief designer Claire Waight Keller, the first woman to hold the post.
He lived an extraordinary life, that came to an end on March 10, 2018 when he was 91.
Givenchy will be remembered as a pioneer of pure lines and flattering elegance — an aesthetic summed up in the motto he shared with Balenciaga: “Make it simple, make it pure.”