FRENCH designer Hubert De Givenchy has died, a press release made by his household confirmed at present. Givenchy, who was 91 years previous on the time of his passing, based his eponymous model in 1952 and was rapidly given the moniker “Le Grand Hubert.”
Aged simply 24, Givenchy opened his personal couture home, and in February that 12 months offered his debut assortment, that includes the Bettina shirt, which turned an early emblem of his youthful aesthetic. One in all Givenchy’s most well-known purchasers, and dearest pals, was Audrey Hepburn, whom the designer met when she was nonetheless a comparatively unknown actress. Designing the slim-cut black jumpsuit and the strapless, embroidered organza robe immortalised in Sabrina, Givenchy cast a friendship with Hepburn that was to span seven subsequent movies, creating a few of the most iconic appears in cinematic historical past – together with the black sheath gown worn by Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The home of Givenchy is presently below the inventive course of British designer, Clare Waight Keller.