If you've ever seen an Audrey Hepburn film, then you've seen his designs. Hubert de Givenchy, designer to the stars - and first ladies - passed away March 12th at the age of 91.
Best-known for designing wardrobe and costumes for all of Audrey Hepburn's movies, Givenchy also dressed such luminaries as Jackie Kennedy, Princess Grace of Monaco, and The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson.
"Givenchy's impeccable manners, noble presence, and timeless designs dominated the fashion industry for over 50 years," reported Tatler, and his designs made a lasting impact for generations to come.
In 1988, the designer sold his label to LVMH - Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton - and stepped away from the day-to-day operations, but remaining as head of design for seven years before retiring.
He continued to advise the many heads of the house who changed frequently over the years.
His death marks a passing of an era, that was marked with elegance, glamour, and class that seems to be going by the wayside in this day and age.
Join us in extending our condolences to the family and friends of this giant of the fashion industry, Hubert de Givenchy. He will be missed.