33 Facts About Hubert de Givenchy

1. In 1957, Hubert de Givenchy created L'Interdit, a fragrance that was designed with Hepburn in mind.

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2. Hubert de Givenchy spoke to his client and their mutual friend Bunny Mellon to see if she could lend her personal jet to transport her to Switzerland where Audrey wanted to be in peace.

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3. Hubert de Givenchy was in the middle of putting together his new collection.

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4. Hubert de Givenchy is survived by his partner, Philippe Venet, his nieces and nephews, and their children.

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5. Hubert de Givenchy shared the ideal of creating a perfect, simple dress from a single line with his idol, Balenciaga.

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6. Hubert de Givenchy's designs were the clothes that transformed Hepburn from charming gamine to paragon of chic sophistication.

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7. Hubert de Givenchy chose his vocation at the age of ten, and as a youngster admired the designs of Elsa Schiaparelli and Madame Gres.

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8. In 1992 Hubert de Givenchy celebrated his 40th anniversary as a couturier.

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9. Hubert de Givenchy now intends to continue to work for as long as he can.

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10. Hubert de Givenchy initially thought he would design for Hollywood legend Katherine Hepburn for a movie.

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11. Hubert de Givenchy dressed Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and is famous for his take on the "little black dress".

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12. Hubert de 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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13. Hubert de Givenchy was chosen to design the interior of Hilton hotels around the world, and even a car.

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14. In 1954, Hubert de Givenchy presented the first shirt dress.

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

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16. 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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17. Hubert de Givenchy is a French luxury fashion and perfume house.

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18. Hubert de Givenchy died at age 91 on March 10, 2018, in his sleep.

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19. Hubert de Givenchy was born on February 21, 1927, in Beauvais, Oise to an aristocratic and Protestant family.

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20. Hubert de Givenchy gained fame as the designer of Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

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21. Hubert de Givenchy moved his business in 1955 to 3, avenue George V, across the street from Balenciaga's atelier, and the two men were in almost daily contact thereafter.

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22. Hubert de Givenchy opened his own couture house in 1951 and made an immediate mark with his design of the "Bettina blouse", a simple white cotton shirting blouse named for Fath's favorite model, Bettina Graziani.

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23. Hubert de Givenchy was born on 21 February 1927 in Beauvais, France.

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24. Hubert de Givenchy shared the ideal of creating a perfect, simple dress from a single line with his idol, Balenciaga.

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25. Hubert de Givenchy's designs were the clothes that transformed Hepburn from charming gamine to paragon of chic sophistication.

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26. In 1992 Hubert de Givenchy celebrated his 40th anniversary as a couturier.

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27. At the age of 17, Hubert de Givenchy began an apprenticeship with designer Jacques Fath.

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28. Hubert de Givenchy was born to an aristocratic family in Beauvais, France, on February 21, 1927.

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29. Hubert de Givenchy continued to design for decades, officially retiring in the mid-1990s.

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30. Hubert de Givenchy was behind the little black dress that has become iconic to "Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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31. Hubert de Givenchy died in his sleep at the Renaissance chateau near Paris on Saturday 10 March 2018.

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32. House of Hubert de Givenchy was split in 1981, with the perfume line going to Veuve Clicquot, while the fashion branch was acquired by LVMH in 1989.

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33. Hubert de Givenchy created the iconic 'Balloon coat' and the 'Baby Doll' dress in 1958.

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