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Thread: Hubert de Givenchy, 91, 'Little Black Dress' Creator

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    Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the "Little black dress" and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday.

    Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites dress.
    His longtime partner, the former haute couture designer Philippe Venet, announced his death through the Givenchy fashion house, saying he had died in his sleep on Saturday.
    "It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died," it said in a statement to AFP.
    It was Givenchy's 40-year friendship with Hepburn, who he met on the set of the Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning comedy "Sabrina" in 1953, that helped make him a fashion legend.
    The narrow-collared suits and slim woollen dresses Givenchy designed for the gamine actress for "Funny Face" and "How to Steal a Million" made both of them style icons.
    The black sheath dress he made for the opening scenes of the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was perhaps the most famous "little black dress" of all time -- although fellow Paris fashion legend Coco Chanel is credited with inventing the garment.
    It was also the Givenchy look that former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy adopted for her White House years, sticking to a uniform of shifts dresses, pillbox hats and low-heeled pumps.
    The red coat she wore on the campaign trail for the 1960 presidential election was a Givenchy copy.
    On a state visit to France the following year, Kennedy made a famously grand entrance in a Givenchy white silk faille dress at a state dinner at the Palace of Versailles, looking as regal as any European monarch's consort.
    "Hubert de Givenchy was a symbol of Parisian elegance for more than half a century," his label said Monday.
    "He was the first creator to launch a luxury ready-to-wear range. He revolutionised international fashion in creating the timeless looks for Audrey Hepburn, his friend and muse for more than 40 years."
    Fashion mogul Bernard Arnault, head of the giant LVMH group which now owns Givenchy, led the tributes, saying that "he was one of the creators who put Paris at the summit of world fashion in the 1950s."
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    Thank you sir and RIP.
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    At least I know who to thank now when I see Mrs Mo in a little black dress.

    RIP, Hubert!
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    RIP
    the man was a legend
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    I've been avoiding clicking on this link all day.

    RIP
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    RIP. He was certainly a legend and seemed like a very interesting man.

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    I'm just waiting for some statement from Kanye West saying he was an inspiration for his nude color crappy simplistic creations.
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    No Kanye would say that HE Kanye was the inspiration M. Givenchyís designs. That moronís ego knows no bounds.

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    Dumbye will probably claim he is the NEW Givenchy, and much more talented than the old Givenchy.
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