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Fashion icon Givenchy, 91, dies

PARIS, March 12, 2018

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who created famous looks for Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died at the age of 91, a BBC report said.
 
His partner Philippe Venet, a former haute couture designer, confirmed the news to the AFP news agency.
 
"It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died," he said.
 
Givenchy was perhaps most famous for creating the iconic "little black dress" worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany's, said the BBC report.
 
The friendship between Givenchy and Hepburn endured for 40 years, and helped cement his place in fashion - and cinema - history.
 
Givenchy came from an aristocratic background, and worked alongside the then unknown Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior after World War Two.
 
He was employed by the avant-garde designer Elsa Schiaparelli before leaving to found his own fashion house in 1952. There he created blouse, skirt, jacket and trouser combinations that could be mixed and matched.



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