Fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy (91) dies

24 2002 French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy and Somalian-born model Iman pose for

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who reportedly had a net worth of around $200 million, passed away Saturday.

Since his retirement from fashion in 1995, Mr. Givenchy, who remained active in the arts as an antiques expert for Christie's, the Château de Versailles and the Louvre museum, and managed the French branch of the World Monuments Fund for several years, maintained several residences.

"Hubert de Givenchy was a symbol of Parisian elegance for more than half a century", his label said on Monday. The legendary couturier also often dressed Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Princess Grace of Monaco.

De Givenchy was born on February 21, 1927 to an an aristocratic family in the provincial city of Beauvais, AP reports, and founded his label in 1952.

Couturier Jacques Fath hired Givenchy on the strength of his sketches.

The designer's father died when Hubert, born in Beauvais, north of Paris, was two years old.

His debut collection ushered in the concept of separates - tops and bottoms that could be mixed and matched, as opposed to head-to-toe looks that were the norm among Paris couture purveyors.

Benchmark indices surge ahead of release of industrial production data
Meanwhile, the US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.77 percent higher on Friday. Japan's Nikkei, Hong Kong's Hang Seng and South Korea's Kospi gained 1-2 percent.

Legend has it that Givenchy - told only that Mademoiselle Hepburn would be coming in for a fitting - was expecting the grand Katherine Hepburn.

Thus began a decades-long friendship that saw Givenchy dress the star in almost a dozen films, including the 1961 hit "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

The red coat she wore on the campaign trail for the 1960 presidential election was a Givenchy copy.

"He was the first creator to launch a luxury ready-to-wear range".

The exact details of the sale of Givenchy to LVMH was not disclosed, but the entire merger was valued at $4 billion or more. Since his final runway show, his successors have included everyone from John Galliano and Riccardo Tisci to most recently, Clare Waight Keller, who is the brand's first female Artistic Director. His enduring influence and his approach to style reverberates to this day.

Givenchy is survived by his companion, French couturier Philippe Venet.

Related News:

  • Troutman man arrested in 1986 murder of 15-year-old MA  girl

    Troutman man arrested in 1986 murder of 15-year-old MA girl

    On Friday, 61-year-old Michael Hand was arrested at his home in Troutman by MA state troopers and Troutman police, MA police said. He is expected to be extradited to MA , where he'll be charged with murder, MA police said.

    'Face Unlock' feature now in Honor 7X

    Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio. The Honor 7C sports rather thin bezels, similar to the Honor 7X , and all of its physical buttons are located on the right.
    Federer wins rain-delayed match, Djokovic ousted in Indian Wells

    Federer wins rain-delayed match, Djokovic ousted in Indian Wells

    Despite the myriad achievements in his career, one moment stands out for Federer as the best match he's ever played. Yuki Bhambri of India pulled off a surprise when he toppled ninth-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-4.
  • Sane Trilogy Slide Attacks Nintendo Switch On July 10th

    Sane Trilogy Slide Attacks Nintendo Switch On July 10th

    Critics praised it for staying faithful to the original's design while also giving it new life with a fresh coat of paint. And now we've got a pretty good idea of who will be bringing Crash's antics to Nintendo's system.
    Xi: China, S. Korea should bolster communication over N. Korea developments

    Xi: China, S. Korea should bolster communication over N. Korea developments

    China earlier expressed its support for the USA plan to hold an unprecedented summit with the North by the end of May. Chung and Suh briefed President Moon Jae-in for about an hour on Sunday after returning from their meeting with U.S.
    Syracuse earns NCAA tournament bid, will play Arizona State Wednesday

    Syracuse earns NCAA tournament bid, will play Arizona State Wednesday

    As a bubble team, the Orange's chances seemed to take a major hit when Davidson won the Atlantic 10 tournament. After a one-year hiatus, the Syracuse men's basketball team will return to the NCAA tournament.
  • PM for joint efforts to enhance Pakistan-Iran bilateral trade

    PM for joint efforts to enhance Pakistan-Iran bilateral trade

    The premier said Pakistan believed that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was vital for economic progress of the region. The neighbouring country's top diplomat is in Pakistan for talks with the Pakistani leadership during his visit.
    Arms imports to Middle East jump 103 percent in 5 years

    Arms imports to Middle East jump 103 percent in 5 years

    The five big exporters - USA, Russia , France, Germany and China -together account for 74% of all arms exports in 2013-17. Saudi Arabia is the most important single customer of the United States arms industry with almost 20% of USA sales.
    Sergio Aguero: Could miss two weeks with knee injury

    Sergio Aguero: Could miss two weeks with knee injury

    Jesus is focused on playing his part as City look to wrap up the Premier League title and continue to make progress in Europe. Aguero is also a doubt for Argentina's World Cup warm-up friendlies against Italy and Spain on March 23 and 27 respectively.
  • Lille fans invade pitch to confront players after Montpellier draw

    Lille fans invade pitch to confront players after Montpellier draw

    Regarding disciplinary action, the LFP have confirmed the matter will be investigated. Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport?
    Lung Disease Killing Dentists in Mysterious Cluster, CDC Report Says

    Lung Disease Killing Dentists in Mysterious Cluster, CDC Report Says

    The scarring gets worse over time and the patient finds it hard to take deep breaths and the lungs can not take in ample oxygen. Health officials have found a mysterious pattern of dentists dying from the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
    Google is testing Rounded Search Bar on the mobile site

    Google is testing Rounded Search Bar on the mobile site

    It's essentially Google's wearable Android and its answer to watchOS , the operating system Apple offers on its Apple Watch . Unlike its previous grey display background, the Android wear 2.8 now features a darker background display.


Most liked

Beyonce and Jay-Z joint On The Run II tour confirmed
The couple last toured together in 2014, when their On The Road tour grossed a total of $109million. Beyhive and Citi pre-sale tickets go on sale on Wednesday (March 14).

Two-goal Ronaldo helps Real win
Eibar equalized in the 50th minute when defender Ivan Ramis broke free of Sergio Ramos to head home a corner kick by Pedro Leon. Ronaldo struck against the flow of play in the 34th when Luka Modric intercepted a pass and set him up.

Jeff Hardy Arrested For DWI After Traffic Incident
Hardy, 40, was pulled over on Saturday night in Concord, N.C., and has had his driving license revoked for at least 30 days. More details may come out from Hardy's arrest and whether it will affect his standing in the company remains to be seen.

Entry level Apple MacBook launch rumoured for June
That's a lot higher than the 1440 x 900 in today's Air and it's even sharper than the 12-inch MacBook's 2304 x 1440. Instead, MacBook Pro feature Air owners wanted for years is finally making its way to the notebook.

Canada, Mexico will be temporarily exempted from United States metals tariffs
Specific steel and aluminum products could also be excluded and that authority will rest with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said earlier the details would be made known by the end of this week.

A look inside Khloe Kardashian's lavish baby shower
Pink was the color of the afternoon and the room was filled was pink flowers and balloons "everywhere" including tons of pink roses, believed to be Khloe's favorite flower.

Google Contacts gets shortcut for sending money with Google Pay Send
Back in November, Google added money transfers to Android Messages via Google Wallet (now known as Google Pay Send). After tapping the "Send" button, you choose how much you'd like to send off, choose "Send Money", and you're done.

Forecast: Chance of rain, snow this weekend; sunny skies next week
As colder air moves in, rain could briefly turn to snow Sunday morning but then back to rain. Saturday , morning showers will give way to partly cloudy skies and highs around 50°.

England cricketer Stokes to stand trial during India series
Ben Stokes is all set to miss the Lord's Test against India later this year. The trial is expected to last between five and seven days.

Passport details must for obtaining bank loan over Rs 50 crore
The proposed law will also apply to defaulters who have an outstanding of Rs 100 crore or more and have escaped from the country. While Mallya has been classified as a wiful defaulter, Modi and Choksi are having charges of fraud and money laundering.

WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' message time limit extended
The time limit is 24 hours rather than 1 hour to account for phones which are offline when the Delete for All message is sent. Now, we have learned that the company has increased its time limit to 4096 seconds, that is around 1 hour 8 minutes.

Sydney ferry and light rail commuters swap Opal for credit cards
Sydney is the first city in Australia to use this technology, even though its commonplace in cities like London. Around 40 percent of pay-as-you-go travel in London is now made with contactless methods.

Solanke and Bailly clash during Manchester United v Liverpool
Oxlade-Chamberlain plodded around, looking bemused and proved completely incapable of providing anything incisive on the ball. A clearance by David de Gea allowed Romelu Lukaku to peel off Lovren before heading on for Rashford to win the second ball.

How Much Should We Worry About Tariffs?
There are warnings the negotiations could stretch through upcoming election in Mexico this summer and in the US later this year. The Canadian government is working feverishly to prevent the collapse of NAFTA. "We don't see it that way at all", he replied.

British comedian Ken Dodd dies age 90
He said: "He was an education to watch and, afterwards, at 1.30 am, he had beers with me in the dressing room and talked showbiz". The sad news of Dodd's death comes after he spent six weeks in hospital earlier this year, being treated for a chest infection.