15 Facts About Givenchy


Givenchy is a French luxury fashion and perfume house.

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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.

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In 1952, Hubert de Givenchy founded his own luxury house and launched a new collection Les Separables with some floaty skirts and puffy blouses made from raw cotton.

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Givenchy achieved critical acclaim with Vogue magazine praising his "wonderful first collection" 14.

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Givenchy was the first high fashion designer to create a luxury ready-to-wear clothing line, called "Givenchy Universite", which was produced in Paris using machinery imported from the United States.

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In 1956, both Cristobal Balenciaga and Hubert de Givenchy presented their collection in New York during a charity gala in aid of the American hospital in Paris.

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Hubert de Givenchy was chosen to design the interior of Hilton hotels around the world, and even a car.

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Hubert de Givenchy was elected the personality of the year 1979 and the most elegant man of the year by The Best Magazine.

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Givenchy was succeeded by a variety of young British creators including John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Julien MacDonald.

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Givenchy designs have been worn by a number of celebrities on red carpet occasions, including Rooney Mara at the 2012 Academy awards.

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House of Givenchy announced the appointment of Clare Waight Keller as Artistic Director, effective 2 May 2017.

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In June of 2020, Givenchy announced the hiring of Matthew Williams, a stylist and designer best known for co-founding the influential streetwear brand 1017 ALYX 9SM.

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In 1953, Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy met by the intermediary of Gladys de Segonzac in a way to create her costumes for Sabrina by Billy Wilder.

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Givenchy attracted many other celebrities, including the likes of Lauren Bacall, Babe Paley, Michael Norman, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Beyonce Knowles, Princess Grace of Monaco, Michele Bennett, and even Wallis Simpson, for whom he created some special garment bags to keep the duchess's orders from being viewed by other clients.

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In May 2019, Givenchy confirmed that singer Ariana Grande would be the new face of its Fall and Winter campaign that was unveiled that July.

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