Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Fashion titan Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

Fashion titan Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

Aristocrat and designer Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy died on Saturday, aged 91.

Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, dressing everyone from Princess Grace of Monaco to Jane Fonda.

"Hubert de Givenchy was a symbol of Parisian elegance for more than half a century", his label said on Monday.

With his ideal manners and old-school charm, the tall and handsome designer was the very acme of French elegance and refinement.

"He revolutionized worldwide fashion with the timelessly stylish looks he created for Audrey Hepburn, his great friend and muse for over 40 years", the house of Givenchy said in a statement on Monday.

"He revolutionized global fashion with the timelessly stylish looks he created for Audrey Hepburn, his great friend and muse for over 40 years", the house of Givenchy said.

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An employee poses as she adjusts a Givenchy cocktail gown worn in the film Charade in 1963 by Audrey Hepburn, and one of the actresses personal collection to go on pre-sale exhibition ahead of its auction on September 27 at Christie's in central London, Britain September 22, 2017.

"His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He revolutionised global fashion in creating the timeless looks for Audrey Hepburn, his friend and muse for more than 40 years".

Givenchy retired in 1995, and was succeeded by John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Italy's Riccardo Tisci and its current chief designer, Clare Waight Keller, the first woman in the role. "In haute couture, we are cosmetic surgeons, erasing imperfections and refining the silhouette. for isn't a couturier a magician of sorts, who creates illusion and perhaps beauty itself".

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Waight Keller, at the helm of the brand since past year, said on her official Instagram account she is "deeply saddened by the loss of a great man and artist I have had the honor to meet".

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