Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy started his eponymous line in 1952 to a warm reception. The following year, actress Audrey Hepburn visited Givenchy to choose a wardrobe for one of her movies and the two figures bonded immediately. From that point on, Hepburn was almost always seen in Givenchy, boosting the profile of the brand tremendously. In the 1960s, Givenchy also formed strong ties to First Lady Jackie Kennedy. Givenchy launched its first men’s collection in 1969 under the name Gentleman Givenchy. After Givenchy himself retired in 1995, a variety of individuals, including Alexander McQueen and Riccardo Tisci would be appointed as artistic director of the brand. Famously, it was under Tisci that the Givenchy Rottweiler design came to be, which remains one of Givenchy’s most popular men’s graphics. Recently, Matthew Williams of Alyx was appointed as creative director of Givenchy’s men’s and women’s collections.
Is Givenchy a luxury brand?
Yes, Givenchy is a luxury brand.
What does Givenchy mean?
Givenchy is named after its founder Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy.
Is Givenchy dead?
Yes, Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy died on March 10, 2018.