Hubert de Givenchy, the enduring French couturier, died on the age of 91 on Saturday.
The clothier, who based his namesake type area in 1952, was once in large part identified for participating with the actress Audrey Hepburn, who wore his designs in motion pictures like “Sabrina” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Hepburn additionally authorised her 1954 Academy Award (Best Actress, for her position in “Roman Holiday”) whilst dressed in a Givenchy robe.
Givenchy, who The New York Times recalls as a “pillar of romantic elegance in fashion,” retired from his type area in 1995. In the next years, designers reminiscent of John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Riccardo Tisci and now Clare Waight Keller (the label’s first feminine creative director) have added their very own distinctive touches to the legacy of Givenchy. But he may just by no means get replaced, and his mark at the type international will indubitably no longer be forgotten.
In honor of the clothier’s shocking profession, have a look again at a few of his maximum iconic designs, from 1952’s “Bettina blouse” to Hepburn’s vintage little black get dressed in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and extra: