Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy
passes away

Fashion & Leather Goods


Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Group states:

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Hubert de Givenchy. He was among those designers who placed Paris firmly at the heart of world fashion post 1950 while creating a unique personality for his own fashion label. In both prestigious long dresses and daywear, Hubert de Givenchy has brought together two rare qualities: to be innovative and timeless. I extend my most sincere condolences to his family and to all those who have known him.”

Statement from The House of Givenchy, following the passing of its founder, Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy:

“The House of Givenchy pays homage to its founder Hubert de Givenchy, a major personality of the world of French Haute Couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century. His enduring influence and his approach to style reverberates to this day: with his first couture collection, in 1952, he championed the concept of separates. Two years later he became the first designer to launch a high-end ready-to wear line. And he revolutionized international fashion with the timelessly stylish looks he created for Audrey Hepburn, his great friend and muse for over 40 years. His work remains as relevant today as it was then. He will be greatly missed.”