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Givenchy

Givenchy is a French brand of clothing, accessories. The house of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy and is a member of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter.

During Hubert de Givenchy’s managing of the label, he became famous for his modern, ladylike styles. ome of the considered best dressed women in the world have been Givenchy’s wearers – Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlène Dietrich, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Princess Grace of Monaco. Audrey Hepburn was probably his best ambassador. She wore his dresses out and on screen in films such as Sabrina, How to Steal a Million and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

In 1952, Hubert de Givenchy founded his own label. This influence is evident in the designer’s taste for structured minimalist clothing. In 1954, Givenchy was the first designer to present a luxury collection of women’s pret-a-porter. In 1973, Givenchy started his own line of menswear “Gentleman Givenchy”.