Hubert de Givenchy, the long-lasting French couturier, died at the age of 91 on Saturday.
The designer, who founded his namesake fashion house in 1952, was largely identified for collaborating with the actress Audrey Hepburn, who wore his designs in movies like “Sabrina” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Hepburn additionally accepted her 1954 Academy Award (Finest Actress, for her function in “Roman Vacation”) whereas sporting a Givenchy robe.
Givenchy, who The New York Instances remembers as a “pillar of romantic elegance in fashion,” retired from his vogue home in 1995. Within the following years, designers corresponding to John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Riccardo Tisci and now Clare Waight Keller (the label’s first female artistic director) have added their very own distinctive touches to the legacy of Givenchy. However he might by no means get replaced, and his mark on the style world will certainly not be forgotten.
In honor of the designer’s beautiful profession, have a look again at a few of his most iconic designs, from 1952’s “Bettina shirt” to Hepburn’s traditional little black gown in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and extra: