Fashion great dies aged 91
The man behind Audrey Hepburn's 'Little Black Dress', Hubert de Givenchy, died over the weekend at age 91.
As the founder of The House of Givenchy, the French designer pioneered pret-a-porter fashion and was "a major personality of the world of French haute couture and a gentleman who symbolised Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century".
"He revolutionised international fashion with the timelessly stylish looks he created for Audrey Hepburn, his great friend and muse for over 40 years," the house of Givenchy said in a statement.
"His work remains as relevant today as it was then."
Givenchy was at the fore of the Paris-based 'old guard', which included Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, and his fashion house had a stellar list of clients, such Liz Taylor, Jackie Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco.
His legacy will live on in the iconic images of celebrities draped in his designs.
Vale Hubert de Givenchy.