French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has died at 91, his partner confirmed Monday.
Philippe Venet broke to the news to AFP through the Givenchy fashion house, saying: “It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died”.
Givenchy was loved by some of Hollywoods main stars and was made famous for dressing Jackie Kennedy, Wallis Simpson the Duchess of Windsor and Audrey Hepburn, his great friend and muse for 40 years.
The Givenchy House says “He was a gentleman and his designs were refined and elegant, symbolising Parisian chic.”
Audrey Hepburn’s dresses from films such as Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany’s were shown, together with the icon black dress and pearls.
The House of Givenchy continues to be a star on the red carpets after more than 60 years.