Famed haute couture fashion designer, Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

Famed haute couture fashion designer, Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

Famed haute couture fashion designer, Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who is known for styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, died at the age of 91, according to reports quoting his partner Philippe Venet.

"It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died", the designer's fashion house confirmed in a statement provided to Agence France-Presse.

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The narrow-collared suits and slim woollen dresses Givenchy designed for the gamine actress for "Funny Face" and "How to Steal a Million" made both of them style icons. The opening scene of the film where Hepburn is seen wearing the iconic "little black dress" is probably what put him on the map.

Pictured below is a Hubert De Givenchy evening dress from 1961 on display in the Metropolitan Museum Of Art Exhibition, Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.

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

Last year, at the opening of the "Hubert de Givenchy" exhibition at the Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais he reportedly told the audience, 'Mine is one of the most attractive professions in fashion: making others happy with an idea, ' he continued, 'I am happy because I did the job I dreamt of as a child'.

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Givenchy was part of the elite cadre of Paris-based designers, including Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, who redefined fashion after World War II.

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