World renowned fashion brand Givenchy announced the death of their founder, Hubert de Givenchy yesterday, March 12, 2018 through their official social media page.
The veteran fashion designer who died at age 91 will be forever remembered for his unique fashion line which has made continuous positive impacts in the global fashion industry since it’s inception.
Despite his death, Hubert’s creative handiwork will be used by generations yet to unborn as the awesomeness in his pieces can’t be overlooked.
Late Hubert de Givenchy worked as a personal designer for Audrey Hepbum, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Grace Kelly and other notable personalities.
His Early Life
Hubert Givenchy was born in Beauvais, Northern France on the 21st of February, 1927. He was born into a protestant family. Three years after his birth, his father Lucien Taffin de Givenchy died of influenza, thereby making life uneasy for him at his tender age.
He was then raised by his mother who was the director of Gobelins Manufactory and Beauvais tapestry factories. He left his home town for training in couture house at age 17. He then proceeded to learn to art works and fashion designing at Jacques Fath, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts and the French National School of Fine Art.
His Career Life
Hubert de Givenchy who was famous for his top class fashion design, did his fist design in 1945 for Jacques Fath. Two years later, he worked for Avantgarde and Elsa Schiaparelli as a designer. Due to his innovative designing skill, he took the bold step in 1952 by establishing The House of Givenchy in Paris.
He was very dedicated to his Job and he didn’t allow age to be a barrier to what he can achieve, that made him to become the most progressive young designer in the Paris fashion world. Due to his amazing fashion style, he met with Audrey Hepbum in the 1953 edition of the Sabrina.
Givenchy then designed the black dress she put on to the Breakfast at Tiffany’s. He did a lot of designs for her, and she later turned the prominent proponent of Givenchy’s. He was also the top designer for important personnel like Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Dolores Guinness, Audrey Moreau, Babe Paley, Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney and so many others.
He started making men’s designs in the year 1969 which made him to get offer from Ford Motor Company from 1976 to 1938. He retired completely from fashion design in 1995 when he handed over The house of Givenchy to John Galliano.
He achieved a lot even after his retirement as a designer, and one of his late life achievements includes: Organizing a private sale exhibition at Christie’s in Paris.
Featured in this exhibition are the display of artworks, manufacture of nationale de Sevres, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson and so many others. He died on the 10th of March 2018 in Renaissance chateau near Paris.
Hubert de Givenchy will be remembered for the good and exemplary life he lived while on earth, and the way he transformed the world of fashion designing.
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