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With its world-renowned collections of men's and women's fashion, Givenchy has been sensuously reinterpreting the codes of elegance, sophistication and femininity since it was founded in 1952.

Creation date: 1952
CEO: Philippe Fortunato
Head office: 3, avenue George V, 75008 Paris - France


Casual chic, aristocratic elegance and femininity all combine in the timeless world of Givenchy. Its style is the signature of Hubert de Givenchy, who established his own haute couture House at the beginning of the 1950s. Combining finesse, discretion and elegance, he ensured his designs and ateliers rose to the top and played a key role in international fashion. In 1958, the House expanded its scope with the launch of its first fragrance, L’Interdit – a product of the legendary friendship between Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn. Ever since, Givenchy fragrances have continued to cultivate elegance and boldness in order to enhance feminine beauty. This style is shared by Artistic Director Riccardo Tisci, who has been reinventing the House’s creative heritage since 2005. Mastering the Givenchy color palette of white, black, beige and nude, enhanced with occasional touches of bright color and prints, he focuses on graphic and structured silhouettes. He enhances the Givenchy heritage with sensual and romantic designs, firmly anchoring the House in both the present and the future.

Installation of Givenchy on Avenue Georges V, Paris, in the 1950s © Givenchy


Hubert de Givenchy was an ambitious visionary and just 24 years old when he founded his House. He was able to predict the casual chic and democratization of luxury that would leave its mark on the 20th century, and launched his 'séparables' - elegant blouses paired with light skirts. This was the start of his success.

Hubert de Givenchy in his ateliers © Robert Doisneau / Rapho


Riccardo Tisci, Artistic Director, Givenchy © Karim Sadli

” Dark romanticism, a certain sensuality, new classicism: those are the founding elements of Givenchy’s renewed success. They convey the respect, sensitivity and value given to the concept, both in its content and its form. It is an approach that has been conceived as a whole.”


Givenchy has always attracted numerous artists and celebrities. This strong bond continues today under the stewardship of Riccardo Tisci, who sees his famous friends as members of his family in their own right.

As a result, a tight-knit group of creative, iconic and influential personalities share and inspire the designer’s universe. Thanks to Riccardo’s passion for music, he has forged lasting friendships with artists such as Beyoncé, Jay Z, Rihanna and Kanye West.

Actresses such as Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Julia Roberts, Jessica Chastain and Amanda Seyfried are also members of his inner circle, as are artist Marina Abramovic, supermodel Gisele Bündchen and former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue France, Carine Roitfeld.

The Italian supermodel Mariacarla Boscono also plays a very special role in the life of Riccardo Tisci: he often says she is the muse that inspires his creations.

Cate Blanchett at the 83rd Oscars Ceremony © Givenchy
Beyonce at the 2012 Met Gala © Givenchy


Constantly reinventing the Givenchy codes, Riccardo Tisci presents collections that are at once graphic, innovative and avant-garde, showcasing the House’s historic savoir-faire.

Givenchy is continuing its expansion overseas and plans to open over twenty boutiques a year throughout the world, particularly in the United States, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Givenchy boutiques will be opened in all the capital cities of the world and in the very best locations: from New York to Tokyo, and in Milan, Miami and London.

Key figures

  • 69 countries where Givenchy is present
  • 50 direct operated stores
  • 3 Avenue George V in Paris where Hubert de Givenchy established his fashion house in 1959

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