Legendary fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy dies at 91
The renowned French fashion designer, who was known for his iconic Little Black Dress, reportedly passed away on Saturday.
French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, known for his iconic Little Black Dress, has passed away, confirmed the House of Givenchy on social media. The 91-year-old designer will always be remembered for creating the Little Black Dress that Audrey Hepburn wore for the opening scene of the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
The French design house wrote on social media, “The House of Givenchy is sad to report the passing of its founder Hubert de Givenchy, a major personality of the world of French Haute Couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century. He will be greatly missed.” It is reported that the couturier died on Saturday. Presently, Clare Waight Keller is the artistic director of the French design house.
The fashion icon is known to have popularised Parisian chic for decades and dressed the likes Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo and Grace Kelly, as well as Jackie Kennedy. The French aristocrat established his label in 1952 at the age of 25. His work garnered a lot of attention after he began his long-standing designer-muse partnership with Audrey Hepburn. He is survived by his companion, French couturier Philippe Venet.