French Fashion Designer and maker of style icons, Hubert de Givenchy, has sadly died at the age of 91. Best known for the ‘little black dress’ he created for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the designer has long been associated with the actress who was a lifelong client and who famously said: “Givenchy’s clothes are the only ones I feel myself in. He is more than a designer, he is a creator of personality.”
In 1947, a young, but 6’6” tall Hubert de Givenchy, began working at Elsa Schiaparelli fashion House as the Artistic Director of its Boutique on the stylish Place Vendome.
In 1952, at the age of 25, he opened his own design house and was directly admired for his elegant, feminine designs. Givenchy believed less was more when it came to fashion design, preferring the simple but perfect stylish cut to the decorated or ostentatious. Givenchy continued to design for decades, officially retiring in the mid-1990s. Hubert de Givenchy has left a remarkable fashion story behind and his designs remain utterly timeless.
The Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware located in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, boasts seven amazing Givenchy items and is regarded as one of the greatest collections of Givenchy garments in the world. The Museum is open seven days a week and also features attire and interesting artefacts from several Hollywood stars, musicians, and celebrities. For more information, please visit www.newbridgesilverware.com