history of GIVENCHY



The founder Hubert de Givenchy was born in 1927, in Beauvais, France. At age 17 he moved to Paris where he began working at a couturier maison, while studying design at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts at the same time. In 1952 he founded a brand under his own name, and announced “Separates” which consisted of a blouse and a skirt. His use of simple material and it’s classic, elegant style was highly evaluated. He was also a good friend of Audrey Hepburn, after providing the costume for the film “Sabrina”. Givenchy left the role of the brand’s designer in 1955, and passed away in 2018 at the age of 91. After his death, designers such as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald and Riccardo Tisci took after the role. In 2017 Clare Waight Keller was assigned artistic director; she was responsible for haute couture as well as womenswear and the menswear line for 3 years. 2020 FW is going to be her last collection.


設立年 1952
本社 Paris, France
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