The fashion world is in mourning following the death of one of the most influential designers.

 

The iconic fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has passed away at the age of 91, his family have confirmed.

 

The designer was best known for ‘the little black dress’ and styled many stars including Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Princess Grace of Monaco, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor.

 

 

His partner Philippe Venet confirmed that the French designer died in his sleep on Saturday.

 

He told AFP, “It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died.”

 


The House of Givenchy tweeted, “The House of Givenchy is sad to report the passing of its founder Hubert de Givenchy, a major personality of the world of French Haute Couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century.”

 

They added, “He will be greatly missed.”
 

 

His family has asked mourners to donate to Unicef in honour of Givenchy.

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