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Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion icon, dies at 91

Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion icon, dies at 91

In addition to the House of Givenchy's tweet, a lengthier statement was posted, calling the fashion icon a "major personality of the world of French Haute Couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century". Credited with putting Paris on the fashion map in the 50s, the designer was a real creative mind and visionary.

Givenchy was born on 21 February 1927 in Oise, France.

His artistic journey began in 1945, when started taking drawing lessons at the Beaus Arts school while working for successful couturier Jacque Fath.

His first collection, released when he was just 24 years old, garnered global acclaim.

Givenchy created one of the most iconic "little black dresses" in fashion history: the gown Hepburn donned in the opening scenes of 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

"According to BBC:" Givenchy came from an aristocratic background, and worked alongside the then unknown Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior after World War Two.He was employed by the avant-garde designer Elsa Schiaparelli before leaving to found his own fashion house in 1952.

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Some of his most famous clients include U.S. First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy-who wore a Givenchy design to JFK's funeral-and Grace Kelly.

"He revolutionised 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. The French designer also branched into menswear and soon after into furnishing fabrics. A slew of young British designers took to the helm of the company, including John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Julien MacDonald.

It's undeniable that Givenchy remains a standout luxury name; it is an everlasting symbol of Parisian elegance. At the Oscars, "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman and "Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot hit the red carpet in Givenchy.

In the 1960s, Givenchy went on to launch his own high-fashion line of clothing and accessories and sold it in 1988 to LVMH.

Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, said he is "deeply saddened" by Givenchy's death.

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