The fashion world has lost a gem. Hubert de Givenchy, the founder of French fashion house, Givenchy, has died.
His family announced this today via French news agency AFP. The esteemed fashion legend passed away on Saturday at the age of 91.
In an impressive career that spanned more than five decades, Givenchy was renowned for dressing the likes of Jackie Kennedy, the Duchess of Windsor and Audrey Hepburn, his longtime muse.
After founding la Maison Givenchy in 1952, the late fashion designer sold his label to LVMH in 1988 and remained involved as head of creative design until his retirement in 1995.
Renowned for his aristocratic aesthetic, Givenchy was loved by some of Hollywood’s most prominent starlets in the 20th century – with everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Grace Kelly singing his praises.
A number of lauded fashion figures have taken the reigns since his retirement, including John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Riccardo Tisci.
The French fashion house is now headed up by Clare Waight Keller, who is the label’s first female artistic director having previously been creative director at Chloé.