Elegance and sophistication legacy
During the 50s of the last century, the French Haute Couture lived a golden era: elegant ladies seaking for exclusivity would gather to the most prestigious Houses. No stranger to that fervor in France was undoubtedly Hubert Taffin de Givenchy, a talented tailor with refined and exquisite taste for the ladies fashion and gifted with marvelous craftsmanship skills.
Cristobal Balenciaga is the one that inspired him to enter the world of fashion design. He started with cooperating with the famous designers Jacques Fath, Robert Piguet, Lucien Lelong and Elsa Schiaparelli before opening his own Maison in 1952.
He became famous for mastering the renowned actress Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe, who became a close friend.
In 1988 he sold the Maison Givenchy to the LVMH group, remaining creative director for another 7 years, until 1995, when he decided to retire from the industry. Followed right in his footsteps to the direction of the brand were fancy names of the couture world such as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen or Riccardo Tisci. To learn more about the Brand, it's here.
Saturday, March 10, 2018, the founder of Maison Givenchy passed away and with him a part of french and worlwide fashion history. He was a forerunning witness of a cherished generation for the maisons de haute couture.
The haute couture paid him a vibrating hommage in the past few weeks as his legacy rightfully deserves. For daring to make women feel prettier and more self-confident in their outer appearance, from unknown chic ladies to the Princess Grâce of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor, Jacqueline Kennedy, we salute Hubert de Givenchy for his lasting heritage to high fashion luxury.