PARIS (AP) — Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller went back to the storied house's roots in Paris for Sunday's moving couture homage to house-founder Hubert de Givenchy, who died earlier this year.
To the wispy singing of Givenchy's muse Audrey Hepburn, the opulent draping of the late couturier was rediscovered in Keller's dramatic designs, embellished with paillettes and feathers.
PARIS (AP) — In her sleeveless black gown, with rows of pearl at the neck and oversized sunglasses, Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly defined understated elegance. Hers was the iconic little black dress.
It was the work of Hubert de Givenchy, the French couturier who, along with Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Cristobal Balenciaga, redefined fashion in the wake of World War II. Givenchy was the epitome of Paris chic. His death at age 91 was announced Monday.
PARIS (AP) — French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died at 91.
The house of Givenchy paid homage to its founder in a statement as "a major personality of the world of French haute couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century."
Paris couture: Cardin honored; Sergeenko faces backlash
PARIS (AP) — The 95-year-old French fashion icon Pierre Cardin made an exceptionally rare appearance at Paris Couture Week, model Naomi Campbell led fashion industry insiders in criticizing designer Ulyana Sergeenko over a racist slur, and Valentino was sublime.
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PIERRE CARDIN AT 95
Cardin, who founded his influential brand in 1950, attended a couture show by Jean Paul Gaultier that paid tribute to his styles.