The former French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, famous for dressing his longtime muse, Audrey Hepburn, for her top movie roles in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Funny Face” has died at the age of 91 on Saturday.
For Givenchy’s first couture collection in 1952, he modernised the concept of separates and two years later he was famed to be the first-ever designer to debut a high-end ready-to-wear lady-chic line.
“And he revolutionized international fashion with the timelessly stylish looks he created for Audrey Hepburn, his great friend and muse for over 40 years. His work remains as relevant today as it was then. He will be greatly missed,” the house said.
The man who gave the world the “Little Black Dress”, not only appealed to Audrey but to many other prominent women, such as Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Gloria Guinness, Jane Fonda, Sao Schlumberger, and the list goes on.
His partner, Philippe Venet, announced the sad news through the Givenchy fashion house, saying the legendary designer died in his sleep on Saturday, in Paris.