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Hubert de Givenchy Has Died at Age 91

The Givenchy founder passed away in Paris this weekend.
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Hubert de Givenchy, the founder of the fashion house bearing his name, has died at age 91. The French aristocrat—full name Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy—died on Saturday, his family announced via French news agency AFP on Monday.

The designer, who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952, was perhaps best known for his work dressing close friend and muse Audrey Hepburn; they famously worked together on her films including Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and Funny Face.


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Audrey Hepburn dressed by Hubert de Givenchy

Throughout his career the designer worked with some of the world's most elegant women, from Princess Grace of Monaco to Jackie Kennedy, who were all attracted to his classic, feminine designs that celebrated the female form.

After 33 years of running his label independently, Givenchy eventually sold it to luxury conglomerate LVMH in 1988 for $45 million, reports WWD. He later stepped down as head of design in 1995. Since his departure, a string of impressive designers have taken up the helm of the label, including Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Riccardo Tisci and, most recently, Clare Waight Keller, the house's first female creative director.


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Hubert de Givenchy preparing his Spring collection, 1969.

From: Harper's BAZAAR UK

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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