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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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