In memory of Hubert de Givenchy

A fashion icon has passed away at the age of 91.

Hubert de Givenchy gave women the freedom to create their own style, bringing separates into the haute couture scene. Alongside Cristóbal Balenciaga, Givenchy invented fashion-forward necklines and novel dress shapes. His remarkable pieces,  including the iconic ‘little black dress’ worn by actress Audrey Hepburn in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. His work from the 1950s and ’60s is continues to influence designers who study his take on elegance through the beauty of simplicity.

Today the world mourns for the loss of the great Hubert de Givenchy, who’s art and aesthetic helped bring Paris to the forefront of fashion.

 

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