Hubert De Givenchy

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Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
Beauvais, France
Death Date
Mar 10, 2018 (91)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1927
Birthplace
Beauvais, France
Death Date
Mar 10, 2018 (91)

About

Founder of fashion powerhouse Givenchy, whose designs have been worn by such prominent clients as Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn and American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He received the 1983 Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur and a 1992 Medal de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Before Fame

After training at Paris' École des Beaux-Arts, he worked with French designers Jacques Fath and Lucien Lelong.

Trivia

His first fashion collection was named for French model Bettina Graziani.

Family Life

He grew up in Beauvais, France, in an aristocratic and artistic family of Italian heritage.

Associated With

His famous fashion clients included screen stars Grace KellyGreta Garbo and opera singer Maria Callas.