strength was his simplicity. Givenchy soon became well revered for creating designs with "extreme elegance". "He said, 'Madame, this evening you look like a Parisienne'".

He is credited for introducing mix-and-match separates to women's fashion, and was famous for his impeccable attention to detail. Controversially, it did away with a restrictive, fitted waistline and featured a shorter hemline - a precursor to the Sixties mini dress.

As Clare Waight Keller, who became Givenchy's first female artistic director when she was appointed in March 2017, said after meeting Hubert Givenchy for the first time a year ago: 'You could tell he absolutely adored women'.

HUBERT de Givenchy was one of the most iconic fashion designers in the world. Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman was among those to wear a custom Givenchy design on this year's Oscars red carpet.


The iconic outfit spawned a million copycat creations. "Givenchy's lovely simple clothes [gave me] the feeling of being whoever I played..." "He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality", Hepburn once said of her friend, who was at her bedside at the end of her life in Switzerland.

Givenchy's family plans a private funeral and asked that donations be made to UNICEF in his name. He believed in beauty and he left us a more attractive world. Two years ago, Givenchy reached out again to Doyle and asked to borrow the yellow knee-length fitted wool coat with three-quarter length sleeves which Hepburn's character, Regina "Reggie" Lampert wore in the 1963 film.

He is survived by his partner Venet, his nephews and nieces, and their children.

Givenchy often told interviewers: "Balenciaga taught me everything I know".


Hubert James Taffin de Givenchy, born on 21 February 1927, was a fashion designer, who died on 12 March 2018. He and his brother were brought up by their mother and her parents.

That encounter marked the start of a decades-long friendship that saw Givenchy dress the star in almost a dozen films, making her the brand's de-facto ambassador.

Givenchy opened his own shop Paris in 1952 on Rue Alfred de Vigny in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, after designing for, then unknown, Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior. At just 25 he had garnered a reputation as a daring young designer. It has been rumoured that Givenchy first thought he was dealing with Katherine Hepburn when he was contacted about dressing Audrey for her movies. Grace Kelly was also a big fan of Givenchy's designs, having worn one of his tasteful green frocks during a visit to the White House. He retired as the brand's chief designer in 1995, and was succeeded by John Galliano, the late Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Riccardo Tisci and most now Clare Waight Keller, the first woman in the role.

De Givenchy's hallmarks were simplicity and discretion, even during the 1970s and '80s, when overstatement and flamboyance were in vogue.


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