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Hubert de Givenchy

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Hubert de Givenchy
Born(1927-02-21)21 February 1927
Died10 March 2018(2018-03-10) (aged 91)
near Paris, France
EducationÉcole des Beaux-Arts
AwardsChevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1983)[1] Medal of l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1992)[1]

Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy (21 February 1927 – 10 March 2018) was a French fashion designer. He founded The House of Givenchy in 1952.

He was famous for having designed much of the personal and professional wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn, as well as clothing for clients such as Jacqueline Kennedy. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.[2][3]

De Givenchy died in his sleep at the Renaissance chateau near Paris on 10 March 2018, aged 91.[4][5][6]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Mohrt, Françoise. 1998. The Givenchy style. Assouline. ISBN 2-84323-107-8, p. 204.
  2. "Vanity Fair". Archived from the original on 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  3. Ultimate style - the best of the best dressed list. 2004. p. 116. ISBN 2 84323 513 8.
  4. "Givenchy, French fashion icon, dies aged 91". BBC News. 12 March 2018.
  5. Wilsher, Kim (12 March 2018). "Hubert de Givenchy, maker of style icons, dies aged 91". The Guardian.
  6. Wilson, Eric (12 March 2018). "Hubert de Givenchy, Pillar of Romantic Elegance in Fashion, Dies at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2018.