A huge designer and one of the most authentic representatives of our culture has just left us.

Hubert de Givenchy embodied French elegance as much as he fashioned it. He will have, throughout his life, marked the fashion of his imprint.

He went to join his muse, his muse: Audrey Hepburn, whose name alone makes appear in our minds his unforgettable black dress of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. His charm and grace would not be the same without the creations of Hubert de Givenchy.

With his dresses, he magnified all those he dressed: from Grace of Monaco to Jackie Kennedy, from Marlene Dietrich to Jeanne Moreau, not to mention Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall or Farah Pahlavi. Always combining originality with discretion, chic with anti-conformism, he worked for the emancipation of women.

Hubert de Givenchy was a pioneer. He was one of the names that radiated French creativity and know-how.

 “There is fashion and fashions,” said Hubert de Givenchy. “Fashions pass, fashion remains. It was fashion. It will remain. With him, our country loses one of its most talented creators.