The man who combined the iconic “Little Black Dress” for Audrey Hepburn’s opening scenes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was also obliged for styling Hollywood screen sirens Elizabeth Taylor and singer Grace Kelly, who became Princess of Monaco, in the 1950s and 1960s.
But his many famous client was Hepburn, whom he met when he dressed her for the romantic comedy, Sabrina.
She once pronounced of him: “His are the only garments in which we am myself. He is distant some-more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality.”
His designs for the actress’s habit for films including Paris When It Sizzles, Lone in the Afternoon, Funny Face and How to Steal a Million done them both character icons.
Givenchy’s partner, former haute couture engineer Philippe Venet, pronounced he died in his nap in their Renaissance castle nearby Paris on Saturday.
His tag described him as “a pitch of Parisian magnificence for some-more than half a century… who revolutionised fashion”.
Givenchy was among the chosen organisation of Paris-based designers including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and his mentor, Christobal Balenciaga, who spearheaded the resurgence of haute couture and scrupulous stylish after the purgation years of the Second World War.
He changed to Paris to study at the a age of 17 and founded The House of Givenchy in 1952, aged 25 – the youngest engineer of the on-going conform scene.
“To dress a lady is to make her beautiful,” Givenchy once said.
“In haute couture, we are cosmetic surgeons, erasing imperfections and enlightening the silhouette… for isn’t a couturier a wizard of sorts, who creates apparition and maybe beauty itself.”
Jackie Kennedy wore Givenchy for the wake of her husband President John F Kennedy in 1963.
Fellow couturiers Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, Christian Lacroix and Valentino had front quarrel seats for his final couture show in Jul 1995 at the prosperous Grand Hotel at the Paris Opera.
An romantic Givenchy brought on all his constant “petites mains” seamstresses to share the applause.
Givenchy retired in 1995, and was succeeded by John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald and Italy’s Riccardo Tisci.
The conform house’s stream arch designer, British-born Clare Waight, pronounced Givenchy was “not only one of the many successful conform total of the time, whose bequest still influences complicated day dressing, but he also was one of the chicest many desirable men we have ever met”.
“The clarification of a loyal lady that will stay with me forever,” she added.