Givenchy is a French haute couture and pret-a-porter fashion house for men and women, which produces clothing, footwear, perfumes, make-up and luxury accessories.
The fashion house was founded in the early '50s by Hubert James Taffin de Givenchy, creator of a unique style, defined as the "nonchalant couture". Over the years the designer has designed dresses with a rigorous cut and formal simplicity, made unique by the brilliant and unexpected creative notes. T
he designer moved to Paris at the age of 17, working as an apprentice in the atelier of Jacques Fath, before debuting in Fashion with the light skirt and the "Bettina" blouse. Givenchy becomes famous in a short time, loved by the public and favorite of Audrey Hepburn, the famous muse of the designer, for whom he makes personal and stage clothes.
The famous little black dress designed for the actress in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany" is an example of the understated luxury and the ancestral elegance of the brand, which has dressed celebrities, members of royal families and international personalities.
Hubert retires from the fashion world in 1995, giving way to John Galliano, followed by Alexander McQueen, Julien MacDonald and Riccardo Tisci. Currently Clare Waight Keller is the creative designer of the fashion house, which interprets a sensual fashion, reminiscent of rock and Middle Eastern inspirations, romantic motifs, optical prints, geometric lines and delimited combinations.