Hubert De Givenchy, the man behind the legend of the well-known fashion house, has reportedly left his last breath on Saturday, March 10, at the age of 91.
Givenchy founded his very own couture brand in 1952, in postwar Paris – at the age of only 24 – whereas in February of that very same year he presented his debut collection, including the “Bettina blouse,” an inspiration born with his original muse Bettina Graziani in mind. He rapidly ended up being known as “Le Grand Hubert”, through his modern chic designs and really good relationship with his clients.
Givenchy, as expected, used to dress many celebrities, both on and off screen (“Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Greta Garbo, Lauren Bacall and Ingrid Bergman, amongst others”, as Vogue recalls), one of whom was Audrey Hepburn, that he also ended up having a dear friendship with. In 1995, John Galliano became creative director of the house. Right after him, came Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald and Riccardo Tisci, who remained at the house for 12 whole years, only to be followed by Waight Keller in May 2017, the first female to ever own the spot.
Source: Vogue, The New York Times