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A true legend in the industry, Hubert de Givenchy's eponymous label is today known as the beacon of French elegance. Born in Beauvais in 1927 to an aristocratic family, the young creative discovered his calling at an early age while admiring Cristobal Balenciaga's designs. In 1945, he would move to Paris to pursue his studies in illustration at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts, following which he worked as apprentice to couturier Jacques Fath. He would go on to work at the Maison Robert Piguet, as well as under Lucien Lelong, before becoming the Creative Director at Elsa Schiaparelli's boutique. In 1952, just shy of 24, Hubert de Givenchy founded his own self-named fashion house. His first collection, lauded by the press, inaugurated the beloved white linen Bettina blouse, worn at the time by Bettina Graziani. The same year, the young designer would imagine the Separates — women's ensembles of skirts and shirts that would change the face of fashion forever. His signature silhouette, a far cry from the corsets of the day, were appreciated by actresses all over the world — including muse-to-be Audrey Hepburn, whom he would dress for landmark films like Breakfast at Tiffany's. Givenchy joined the LVMH Group in 1988, and its founder would enter well-deserved retirement in 1995 after 40 years directing the label. Many of the industry's talents would succeed him in Creative Direction: John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien MacDonald, Riccardo Tisci, and Clare Waight Keller, who would put the brand back in the spotlight with her design for Meghan Markle's wedding dress. Waight Keller passed the reins to Matthew M. Williams in June 2020, he of 1017 Alyx 9SM renown, along with stints creative directing for Lady Gaga and Kanye West. A self-taught designer, he mixes couture and technology to revisit the famous house's heritage via his own inclusive, rebellious, and contemporary vision.> View more