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In constant search of the perfect balance between tradition and modernity, craftsmanship and innovation, Hubert de Givenchy has been presenting the avant-garde and timeless codes of his eponymous brand right from his very first collection. Today, Artistic Director, Clare Waight Keller is cultivating the heritage of the design house bringing us a subtle blend of elegance, delicacy and appeal. Born in 1927, Hubert de Givenchy studied graphic design at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and started working with Jacques Fath, Robert Piguet and Lucien Lelong. He then worked for Elsa Schiaparelli before launching his eponymous brand in 1952. To present his first collection, he surrounded himself with his friends and collaborators including his PR manager, Bettina Graziani, who inaugurated the show with what went on to become the famous Bettina blouse. A white linen blouse featuring ruffled sleeves and broderie anglaise, injected with a refreshing youthfulness. The same year he designed Les Séparables, elegant blouses and lightweight skirts blending architectural lines with the simplicity of fabrics, introducing a casual chic style. Seduced by this refined feminine silhouette, a contrast to the corseted outfits of the time, Audrey Hepburn became Givenchy's muse, designing her cult outfits for the film, Breakfast at Tiffany's. The legendary little black dress was born! After a 40-year career, Hubert de Givenchy left the company in 1995. In 2017, the brand's artistic direction was entrusted to Clare Waight Keller who joined the house after working for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Gucci and being Artistic Director for Pringle of Scotland and then Chloé. Her initiative: to offer low-key distinctive designs, using new techniques, new materials and infusing an innovative and contemporary aesthetic with a lavish signature. The latest collection is the work of Matthew M. Williams, founder of 1017 Alyx 9SM and former Creative Director for Lady Gaga and Kanye West. Here he rings in a new chapter in the Givenchy saga: a subversive line accompanied by formalist accents and the artisanal elegance that has always been this beloved label's calling card.> View more