Iconic French couturier Hubert de Givenchy has sadly passed, at the age of 91.

One of fashion’s most revered figures, the late Givenchy will forever be remembered for his timeless vision, pioneering designs, and graceful disposition.

The man behind some of the world’s most poignant looks – including the little black dress donned by Ms. Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Givenchy’s worldly departure leaves a colossal void in the fashion and cultural spheres alike.

Today, we celebrate the designer’s monumental legacy, tracing his sartorial partnership with friend and muse, Audrey Hepburn.



Audrey et Hubert, 1953

As with many a magical partnering, the pair’s forty-year friendship was facilitated by a fortuitous encounter.

Rumour has it, Hubert (believing the unknown starlet to be Katherine Hepburn) agreed to a scheduled dress fitting, only to find himself enamoured by Audrey’s impish charm and wide eyed gaze.

The rest is, how you say, histoire.

Sabrina, 1954

In one of Hepburn’s formative screen moments, the actress wore this regal, embroidered gown for her role as the titular Sabrina Fairchild.

Academy Awards, 1954

Audrey accepted her Best Actress Oscar for Roman Holiday in one of Givenchy’s finest creations, namely the ever-iconic floral, white gown.

With its unique boat neckline and tapered midsection, the frock highlighted Hepburn’s slender frame and miniature waistline.

Funny Face, 1957

Though many of the film’s costumes were designed by Edith Head, this custom-fit rouge number was famously fashioned by Monsier Givenchy.

Oh, to be young and in Paris.

Breakfast at Tiffanys, 1961

Cited as one of the twentieth centuries most iconic garments, Hepburn’s little black dress would of course come courtesy of Il Maestro Hubert.

With its fitted, feminine bodice and satin-sheath finish, this definitive LBD remains the very picture of Givenchy elegance.

Breakfast at Tiffanys, 1961

Equally as iconic: This modish number.. another famed masterpiece from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s archives.

How to Steal a Million, 1966

Effortlessly chic, Hepburn’s How to Steal a Million wardrobe (and 60’s fringe) remain the epitome of minimal sophistication.

Audrey et Andrea, 1969

Hepburn famously wed second-husband Andrea Dotti, in this custom pink jersey mini, lovingly designed by Givenchy himself.

Ever the style maker, Audrey’s unorthadox wedding attire offered a refreshing take on traditional bridal-wear.

Audrey et Hubert, 1991

In one of our favourite captured memories, Audrey and Hubert share a candid moment at the 8th Annual Night of Stars Fashion Festival in NYC.

The legacy lives on.