Givenchy

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Givenchy is a Parisian fashion house. Founded by Hubert de Givenchy in 1952, the house of Givenchy is famed for dressing actress Audrey Hepburn in some of her most memorable on-screen roles including Sabrina (1951) and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1962).

Following de Givenchy's retirement in 1995, British designer John Galliano was appointed as his successor–the first Englishman since Charles Frederick Worth to design haute couture in Paris–until his departure in 1996. Alexander McQueen replaced him, serving as creative director from 1996-2001. From 2001-2005, the creative director was Julien MacDonald, who was succeeded by Riccardo Tisci, whose tenure lasted 2005-2017.

In 2003, Ozwald Boateng was appointed creative director of Givenchy Homme, the house's first menswear ready-to-wear line. Boateng's final collection for Givenchy was for S/S 07. Following seasons of Givenchy menswear would be created by the in house design team, until Tisci joined and took over menswear alongside womenswear.

Clare Waight Keller was appointed as creative director in 2017. In 2018, Waight Keller became a household name after Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in a long-sleeved, bonded-satin wedding gown she designed.

Givenchy is a Parisian fashion house. Founded by Hubert de Givenchy in 1952, the house of Givenchy is famed for dressing actress Audrey Hepburn in some of her most memorable on-screen roles including Sabrina (1951) and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1962).

Following de Givenchy's retirement in 1995, British designer John Galliano was appointed as his successor–the first Englishman since Charles Frederick Worth to design haute couture in Paris–until his departure in 1996. Alexander McQueen replaced him, serving as creative director from 1996-2001. From 2001-2005, the creative director was Julien MacDonald, who was succeeded by Riccardo Tisci, whose tenure lasted 2005-2017.

In 2003, Ozwald Boateng was appointed creative director of Givenchy Homme, the house's first menswear ready-to-wear line. Boateng's final collection for Givenchy was for S/S 07. Following seasons of Givenchy menswear would be created by the in house design team, until Tisci joined and took over menswear alongside womenswear.

Clare Waight Keller was appointed as creative director in 2017. In 2018, Waight Keller became a household name after Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in a long-sleeved, bonded-satin wedding gown she designed.

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