Hubert de Givenchy, the enduring French couturier, died at the age of 91 on Saturday.
The designer, who founded his namesake fashion house in 1952, was largely recognized for collaborating with the actress Audrey Hepburn, who wore his designs in movies like “Sabrina” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Hepburn additionally accepted her 1954 Academy Award (Best Actress, for her position in “Roman Holiday”) whereas carrying a Givenchy robe.
Givenchy, who The New York Times remembers as a “pillar of romantic elegance in fashion,” retired from his style home in 1995. In the next years, designers resembling John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Riccardo Tisci and now Clare Waight Keller (the label’s first female artistic director) have added their very own distinctive touches to the legacy of Givenchy. But he might by no means get replaced, and his mark on the style world will certainly not be forgotten.
In honor of the designer’s gorgeous profession, have a look again at a few of his most iconic designs, from 1952’s “Bettina shirt” to Hepburn’s traditional little black gown in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and extra: