UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has died at the age of 91.
AFP news agency reports he passed away in his sleep on March 10.
He was born in the French city of Beauvais in 1927.
During his time in fashion, Givenchy became known for his upscale ready-to-wear designs.
After founding his own fashion house in 1952, he worked with notable clients such as Hollywood actress Liz Taylor and Presidential first lady, Jackie Kennedy.
Givenchy’s most notable client relationship came with Hollywood starlet, Audrey Hepburn.
He designed the famed “little black dress” that she wore in the 1961 movie, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
After their founder’s passing, Givenchy Paris remembered him in a statement saying, “His enduring influence and his approach to style reverberates to this day. He will be greatly missed.”