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Givenchy Designer Profile

The Evolution of Givenchy

Born in 1927, Hubert de Givenchy was a member of an elite group of fashion designers beginning to make their mark on the world in the early 20th century. At the tender age of 17, Givenchy left his home in Beauvais to go to Paris and pursue a career in fashion design. While working with high profile fashion designers of the time (Jacques Fath and Robert Piguet), Givenchy gained the knowledge he needed to make it in the industry.

As years passed, Givenchy continued working with some of the most talented designers in the industry. In 1956, Givenchy teamed up with Cristobal Balenciaga and the two presented their collections together on the runway. Since then, Givenchy has released a number of highly successful lines that have received rave reviews among consumers and professionals in the industry.

Givenchy is currently a division of LVMH (Moet Hennessey – Louis Vuitton). LVMH has created a diversified portfolio of many prestigious brands such as Celine, Emilio Pucci, Christian Dior and DKNY.

Givenchy’s Signature Style

Givenchy is best known for his baby doll collection released in 1958. The critics loved this collection and his career really began to take flight in the early 60’s. In 1968, Givenchy released his first high-end, ready-to-wear collection which was a huge stepping stone in defining his own style.

His success continued to rise over the next couple of decades. Givenchy received some of the most coveted fashion awards and won the award for "Personality of the Year" in 1979. His signature style is the result of years of hard work and dedication. His sophisticated, yet modern approach to fashion design has earned him a permanent seat as an icon in the fashion industry.

In 2003, Liv Tyler, became the new face of Givenchy.

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