Hubert de Givenchy, the founder of iconic French Haute Couture label House of Givenchy, has passed away at age 91. The company he founded announced the news via its official Twitter account.
Givenchy became famous after designing Audrey Hepburn’s famous “Little Black Dress”, which she wore in the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). The dress is still considered one of the most important style icons of the XIXth century, and was sold at Christie’s in 2006 for a whopping £467,200 (about CAD$1,052,554 at the time).
Givenchy also designed the wardrobes of other famous women, most notably Jacqueline Kennedy. He was a style icon himself, known for his impeccable dress. He “symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century,” Givenchy’s official Twitter account wrote today.