Givenchy is a French fashion house founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy and is a member of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter. It produces haute-couture, ready-to-wear, menswear, and accessories.
The company was founded on the premise of designing separates that could be mixed and matched to create different looks. This philosophy is still evident in the current collections which feature beautiful garments that can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion.
The house style is elegant and timeless with a focus on quality and exquisite craftsmanship. Givenchy is known for using luxurious fabrics and for their impeccable tailoring.
The brand is also synonymous with chic, understated elegance and has been worn by some of the most stylish women in the world including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana.
Givenchy has a long history of collaborating with some of the world’s most talented designers. In the early days, the house worked with Pierre Balmain, Hubert de Givenchy’s mentor, on a number of collections.
Other notable collaborations have been with British designer John Galliano, who was creative director at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, and American designer Alexander McQueen who was at the helm from 2001 to 2004.
Today, the creative director of Givenchy is Clare Waight Keller, who is responsible for the brand’s vision and direction. Under her guidance, the house has continued to produce stunning collections that are both modern and timeless.
Givenchy is a brand that epitomizes luxury and style and their garments are truly pieces of art. If you are lucky enough to own a piece of Givenchy, you can be sure that you are wearing a piece of fashion history.