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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.



How times and fashion change even for the House of Givenchy! Love anything he created for Audrey Hepburn and although I never owned one of his dresses..I have used his perfumes for years. The year I was born he created L'Interdit especially for Audrey Hepburn and she was the sole user until the mother started using it then and later on so did I and still do...

One  of his modern creations for Beyonce..only the brave and the "body perfect"...

Beyonce bares it all in a Givenchy Couture dress at the 2015 Met Gala

Rest in Peace Hubert Givenchy...

WOW, that's a lady who knows how to look after her body, a true gym devotee!

I don't think much of fashion generally and I really hate what Beyoncé is wearing. But Audrey Hepburn was always beautiful and that period of history had real class. What they wear now is generally tacky and women walking around in is it yoga pants look like cheap hookers.

Agree with you Tib

I must admit that Givenchy's fashions were all class.  The fashions today all look dowdy and the models even dowdier. 


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