Born to an aristocratic family, nobody knew Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin De Givenchy would grow up to be the legendary haute couturier he became. Designing the personal and professional wardrobes of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
After attending art school, he designed for several major Parisian fashion houses including Elsa Schiaparelli’s. In 1952, Givenchy opened his own fashion house and his first collection consisting of coats and ball gowns which attracted global attention.
Givenchy designed for Audrey Hepburn — one of his most widely acclaimed creations being the high-bosomed princess dress she wore in the beloved film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
In 1995 Monsieur Givenchy retired from fashion design and he was succeeded by John Galliano, then Alexander McQueen and others.
on Saturday 10 March 2018 Hubert de Givenchy died in his sleep at the Renaissance chateau near Paris, he was 91 years old.