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Au Revoir, Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy!

Best known for dressing Audrey Hepburn, the legendary fashion designer leaves behind an invaluable legacy at the age of 91.

The fashion world has lost a giant, both literally (Monsieur Givenchy stood at a towering 1.98m) and figuratively — he gained international stature as one of the most acclaimed fashion designers of the 20th century. Here, we celebrate his legacy together with fashion insiders as they homage-grams  of how they remember him with personal anecdotes.

 

Clare Waight Keller, current artistic director of Givenchy

I think this movie was the first time I ever understood who Hubert de Givenchy was. Back when the BBC in the early 80s England reran old classics on Sundays. The opening scenes from this film were unforgettable. As the credits roll you see the note for Miss Hepburn’s wardrobe principally by Hubert de Givenchy. That simple but exquisite dress he designed in the opening scenes became known as one of the most iconic little black dresses in history. I also love that he chose a little low heel shoe so chic and modern and a sign of how he captures her character of a girl on the move, effortless, confident and supremely elegant. He spent the rest of his life adoring Audrey and the unique beauty she portrayed in his clothes. His work left a incredible mark in Paris Haute Couture and created the dream of French Elegance. I will never forget the first sight of that dress nor the very first and unfortunately last time I met him in person, at his home in Paris. A man of such grace and stature, he was a gentle genius in his understanding of the power of simplicity. Good night and Au revoir Mr Hubert de Givenchy 🖤

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Riccardo Tisci, former creative director of Givenchy (2005-2017)

 

Mariacarla Boscono, model

 

Naomi Campbell, model

 

Carla Bruni, model

 

Erin O’Connor, model

 

Ines de la Fressange, model and designer

 

Suzy Menkes, international Vogue editor

 

Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris

 

Anna dello Russo, editor-at-large and creative consultant at Vogue Japan

RIP #hubertdegivenchy 💔

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Hamish Bowles, international editor-at-large for Vogue

 

Nina Garcia, editor-in-chief of ELLE Magazine and judge on Project Runway

 

Lisa Armstrong, fashion director of Daily Telegraph

 

Laura Brown, editor-in-chief of InStyle

RIP lord of chic. #hubertdegivenchy

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Hilary Alexander, British journalist and former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph

 

Rebecca Lowthorpe, fashion director at Grazia UK

 

Lucy Yeomans, editor-in-chief of PORTER & NET-A-PORTER

 

Lauren Santo Domingo, co-founder of Moda Operandi

🕊 RIP Hubert de Givenchy

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Marie-Amélie Sauvé, co-founder and creative director of Mastermind Magazine

(She is the stylist behind this picture of a Hubert de Givenchy archival dress)

 

Peter Philips, creative and image director of Christian Dior Makeup

RIP Hubert de Givenchy

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David Downton, fashion illustrator

 

Michel Gaubert, sound director

Hubert de Givenchy RIP

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Valentino Garavani, founder and retired fashion designer of Valentino

 

Peter Copping, contributing editor U.S Architectural Digest, former creative director of Oscar de la Renta

#hubertdegivenchy in front of #lejonchet #rip #elegancepersonified

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Aurelie Bidermann, jewellery designer 

RIP Mr Hubert de Givenchy #elegance #perfection

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Cassidy Zachary, fashion historian

 

Norman Parkinson Archive, fashion photographer

 

Assouline, book publisher 

 

Reilly, artist

🖤

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