- NAME: Hubert de Givenchy
- OCCUPATION: Fashion Designer
- BIRTH DATE: February 21, 1927 (Age: 86)
- Did You Know?: Hubert de Givenchy designed Audrey Hepburn's costumes for several films, including Breakfast at Tiffany's.
- EDUCATION: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Paris)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Beauvais, France
- Full Name: Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy
- AKA: Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy
- AKA: Hubert de Givenchy
- ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy is known for his elegant haute couture designs and professional relationships with clients like Audrey Hepburn.
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Designers to later serve as head designer at Givenchy include Alexander McQueen and Riccardo Tisci.
Givenchy lives in retirement at a country estate called Le Jonchet in the French countryside. His work has been shown in retrospective exhibitions at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Musée Galliera in Paris,
and he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1996.
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