French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

"The famous French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who had dressed major world cinema celebrities such as Ondrej Hepburn and John Kennedy's wife, Jackie Kennedy", died at the age of 91, according to the BBC.

Pictured below is a Hubert De Givenchy evening dress from 1961 on display in the Metropolitan Museum Of Art Exhibition, Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years. "He will be greatly missed".

"Not only was he one of the most influential fashion figures of our time, whose legacy still influences modern day dressing, but he also was one of the chicest most charming men I have ever met", she wrote.

De Givenchy was born on February 21, 1927 to an an aristocratic family in the provincial city of Beauvais, AP reports, and founded his label in 1952.

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The black sheath dress he made for the opening scenes of "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.

"He revolutionized worldwide fashion with the timelessly stylish looks he created for Audrey Hepburn, his great friend and muse for over 40 years", the house of Givenchy said in a statement on Monday.

Actress Audrey Hepburn shows a Givenchy design during a fashion show, in November 1954, in Amsterdam.

French business magnate Bernard Arnault, head of the luxury goods company LVMH which now owns Givenchy, called the designer "one of the creators who put Paris at the summit of world fashion in the 1950s".

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French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy and Somalian-born beauty Iman pose for photographers as they arrive at the amFar (American Foundation for Aids Research) benefit party in Mougins, near Cannes, 23 May 2002.

Givenchy built up one of the largest and most successful fashion businesses in history, and headed it until it was sold in the 1980s. The men's line was launched in 1969.

The designer's nephews and nieces, and their children, share Mr Venet's grief, his statement added.

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