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Hubert de Givenchy – the man who holds the secret of elegance

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Hubert de Givenchy – the man who holds the secret of elegance

Mentioning Givenchy means mentioning a powerful `empire` in the fashion industry.

Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn are close partners and friends both in real life and in their careers.

Dubbed the `great rebel` of the fashion industry, the name Hubert de Givenchy began to become a phenomenon when he created the legendary black dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

`Meeting Audrey Hepburn was fate and also the biggest turning point in my life,` Hubert once confided and said that the actress’s fragility and gentleness are an endless source of inspiration for his designs.

In 1953, Audrey Hepburn met Givenchy to prepare costumes for the movie Sabrina.

In addition to Audrey Hepburn, Hubert de Givenchy also designed for many other celebrities and high-class women.

Hubert de Givenchy’s success does not stop at fame.

Hubert de Givenchy - the man who holds the secret of elegance

`Little black dress` is the iconic dress of Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn.

Going back in time, from the age of 10, the dream of becoming a fashion designer was imprinted in Hubert de Givenchy’s mind after going to the World Fair in Paris.

Givenchy was determined to pursue his passion and became a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1944 when he was 17 years old.

A year later, he began the first steps to realize his dream when designing for Jacques Fath, one of the three most powerful French Haute Couture houses at that time.

Hubert de Givenchy - the man who holds the secret of elegance

Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn inspired each other to flourish at work.

In 1952, Givenchy’s dream gradually came true when he opened his own boutique located right next to a Balenciaga store.

In 1973, Hubert first brought Givenchy into the field of men’s clothing design with the launch of the `Gentleman Givenchy` product line.

Currently, Givenchy lives quietly in the suburbs of France.

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