One of fashion’s last great legends, Hubert de Givenchy , died on Saturday at age 91, in news that became public on Monday. The French fashion conglomerate LVMH acquired Givenchy’s brand in 1988, and the designer retired from fashion in 1995, succeeded by John Galliano, the late Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Riccardo Tisci , and Clare Waight Keller , each of whom has reimagined Givenchy’s design legacy in his or her own way. But to say that Givenchy’s influenced only the fashion world would be to shortchange a designer responsible for some of the iconic looks of old Hollywood — worn by Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most famously, Audrey Hepburn . The French aristocrat founded his eponymous house in his mid-20s in 1952, and launched his ready-to-wear collection in 1954, coming into his own alongside fashion’s most recognizable names, including Christian Dior and his mentor, Cristobal Balenciaga. The fashion world celebrated Givenchy’s first collection, giving him credibility among Parisian couturiers and, soon after, Hollywood. The tale of Givenchy and Hepburn’s first meeting and subsequent designer-muse relationship has been told and retold countless times, at anniversary exhibitions of the designer’s work, at the time of Hepburn’s death in 1993, and again in 2014, when Givenchy dedicated a book of sketches to Hepburn, To Audrey with Love . The U.K. newspaper the Telegraph noted at the time “ what fashion experts say is the couturier’s main contribution to his art, that he was responsible for keeping alive the standards of haute couture after the Second World War . ” Givenchy met Hepburn on the set of her movie Sabrina , having been asked to help create costumes for the film. Givenchy declined, citing a mid-collection workload, but gravitated toward Hepburn, “inspired by her youth, gamine look, and elegant spirit,” according to the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York . Givenchy would ultimately be nominated for an Academy Award in costume design in 1958 for Hepburn’s film Funny Face , and of course, went on to create the Breakfast at Tiffany’s little black dress that cemented Hepburn’s place in cinematic iconography. Eventually, Givenchy would translate his working relationship with Hepburn in cinema into his own business, launching the first actress-designer perfume, L’interdit , which was to serve as a model for the way actresses carry perfume campaigns today (think: Charlize Theron promoting Dior’s J’adore and Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior campaigns.) Still, the pair’s great devotion to each other surmounted whatever financial success it brought them. Of Hepburn, Givenchy gushed in 1982: “Audrey knows everything that is good for her. She gives me direction.” As Hepburn said of Givenchy: “His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier; he is a creator of personality.” Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the "little black dress" and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday. Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, dressing everyone from Princess Grace of Monaco to Jane Fonda. "It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died," it said in a statement to AFP.
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Actress Julia Roberts loves a good suit. People named Julia Roberts the World’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2017 on Wednesday, and to celebrate she attended a Lancôme event in France. The stunner stepped out in a tuxedo-themed Givenchy outfit that consisted of a black tux jacket, matching trouser-style shorts, and a white button-down blouse.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the ‘Series Mania Festival’ opening night at Le Grand Rex on April 13, 2017 in Paris, France. When it comes to fashion, Jennifer Aniston can do no wrong. Aniston and her husband Justin Theroux’s latest stop on their Parisian tour was on Thursday night at Series Mania, a television festival in the city of light.
Flower power Kim Kardashian received mixed reviews for the flowered Givenchy number she donned to her first Met Ball in 2013. The dress was second-skin tight. It was relentlessly patterned, hugging her pregnant belly. And the gloves?
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The scents of the season have been rapidly releasing, and Queen Bey herself just unveiled the latest one. Beyoncé, who is currently on her Formation World Tour, announced a new perfume today called Heat Seduction, with a sexy campaign photo befitting the sensual fragrance. Although her ninth perfume isn’t out in the U.S. until November, the singer’s announcement was enough to start a fragrance frenzy. Plus, it’s slated for a July launch in Europe, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, and the U.K.
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One of Givenchy’s recalled tunics on the runway. Unfortunately, the latter seems to be happening somewhat frequently these days. On Wednesday, news broke that two scarves from future First Daughter contender Ivanka Trump’s clothing collection were recalled for being extremely flammable. After determining that the gauzy scarves didn’t meet the federal flammability standards for textiles, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ordered that all 20,000 units that’d been produced — both those sold and still on the sales floor — needed to be turned in. The Fashion Law reports that three key pieces from the French luxury brand’s spring 2016 menswear collection are being recalled by CPSC for “fail[ing] to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pos[ing] a risk of burn injury to consumers.” All three items are sheer silk tunics (one of which features a graphic of Jesus Christ) which retailed from $685 and $1,350 at retailers such as Barneys New York, Givenchy Boutiques, Maxfield, Neiman Marcus, Far Fetch, and Nordstrom.
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Ciara at the H&M fashion show in Paris on Wednesday, Photo: Getty Images What happens when a pop star hits Paris? Multiple selfie attacks, at least if you’re Ciara. “I can always tell when they’re playing my song here because all of a sudden, the iPhones—they’re all being held up to my face like, please! What if we took one,” she laughed, “and just started texting?”
Fashion is cyclical — wear a trend before it achieves mass appeal, and you’ll look cool and fashion-forward. To help you know the difference, we asked Polyvore to deep-dive into its search data, and tell us which dress styles spiked in 2015 — and which ones are fading faster than a summer tan in September.
The Powerball jackpot recently jumped to a staggering $1.5 billion. Billion! That’s a LOT of pick ‘n’ mix candy. According to billionaire businessman Mark Cuban, the first thing one should do after winning the lottery jackpot is to hire a tax attorney. Let me help with some ideas of how to make a teeny dent in that 1.5 billion jackpot! For this shopping spree in particular, my advice is to go for the rare and exceptional. You’ll have plenty of time to build up those classic pieces later on—so in the words of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, ‘I gotta go shopping now!’ Click through to see my Powerball picks.
On Sunday, the focus may have been on the Golden Globes in Los Angeles, but over in London, there was plenty to talk about thanks to Men’s London Fashion Week. We were particularly impressed by Sarah Burton’s most recent collection for Alexander McQueen. The designer sent an army of male models down the runway in Victoriana-inspired garb with a punk rock twist: crazy face piercings that made all of the models look like they came from a Sex Pistols show. We’ve seen face jewelry before, but nothing like this.
One of the great joys of working in fashion is watching the shows happen IRL. Season after season we look forward to how designers translate their mood boards into the artistic visions that unfold on the runway.
Proceeds from Givenchy Dahlia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume go to a great cause. From its unique gel blush to jeweled faces on the runway, it’s hard not to love all things Givenchy (the mini Pandora bag I got on sale years ago is still my perfect everyday go-to). Alicia Keys serves as both the face of the Givenchy Dhalia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume ($110) and co-founder and global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, an organization that provides, treatment, care, nutrition, and support to children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.
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If you, like most of us, have viewed New York Fashion Week mostly through Instagram, you're missing out. As much as we love phone snaps for up-to-the-minute news, there's so much beauty at Fashion Week that you only see in close-up, or in those quiet moments backstage before the runway madness begins. Luckily, photographer Shawn Brackbill has been at the most-coveted shows of the season, capturing the most stunning pics you won't see anywhere else.
Julia Roberts (who wore a T-shirt emblazoned with Tisci’s likeness), Nicki Minaj (who was less than thrilled that she arrived 20 minutes early), and past campaign stars Liv Tyler, Amanda Seyfriend, Courtney Love, and Erykah Badu were all on hand. The latter told Yahoo Style that her appreciation for Tisci ran deep. “That’s why I love him.” Of course the designer’s biggest supporters, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were also there.
Julia Roberts and Riccardo Tisci after the Givenchy show. Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy You know it’s a big deal when Julia Roberts shows up. America’s sweetheart hasn’t been to a fashion show in over 15 years and yet, her smile beamed over the crowd at Givenchy’sNew York Fashion Week extravaganza on Friday night. Celebrities were, of course, expected to attend the brand’s first New York show, a collaboration between creative director Riccardo Tisci and artist Marina Abramovic, but while Nicki Minaj, Kim and Kanye, and Ciara were in order, Julia was a major surprise.
Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFA.com Up until Kim Kardashian West took to Instagram last night to share her outfit of the day, Kanye West’s future as a fashion designer was a total mystery.