French fashion designer, Hubert de Givenchy famous for inventing the ‘Little Black Dress’ and styling Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly has died at the age of 91.
The company confirmed his passing through a statement on their Instagram page. They wrote;
The House of Givenchy is sad to report the passing of 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. He will be greatly missed.
His partner, the former haute couture designer Philippe Venet, announced his death through the Givenchy fashion house, saying he had died in his sleep on Saturday. The pair lived in a Renaissance chateau near Paris.
‘To dress a woman is to make her beautiful,’ the fashion designer once said. ‘In haute couture, we are cosmetic surgeons, erasing imperfections and refining the silhouette… for isn’t a couturier a magician of sorts, who creates illusion and perhaps beauty itself.’