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Famous Designer Hubert de Givenchy Dies: What Was His Net Worth?

Famous Designer Hubert de Givenchy Dies: What Was His Net Worth? Famous Designer Hubert de Givenchy Dies: What Was His Net Worth?
Stacy Diaz | 12 March, 2018, 17:25

The fashion world was just dealt an incredible blow: iconic designer Hubert de Givenchy has passed away at the age of 91.

Givenchy's partner, Philippe Venet, said the designer died in his sleep Saturday, BBC News and The Daily Mail reported.

"We are very sorry to announce that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy died", Venet said through the atelier of the famous fashion designer.

"To dress a woman is to make her handsome", Givenchy once said.

Hepburn and Mr. Givenchy created one of the most indelible cinematic fashion moments of the 20th century in "Breakfast at Tiffany's", when her character Holly Golightly approaches the titular Fifth Avenue jeweler wearing oversize sunglasses, four strands of sparkling pearls, long evening gloves and a black Givenchy dress - a slender, shoulder-baring column - that looks startlingly out of place for the early morning hour.

"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.

Givenchy opened his own design house in Paris in 1952.

In 1988, he sold the house to French luxury conglomerate LVMH, the parent company of a stable of top fashion labels that now includes Dior, Celine, Marc Jacobs, Pucci and Kenzo. He was succeeded by some of the world's top designers including the infamous John Galliano, the legendary Alexander McQueen and creative Riccardo Tisci.

With typical discretion, Givenchy made no comment, only that he had not been consulted about the appointments.

Givenchy's final couture show in July 1995 was an emotional moment, with his fellow couturiers Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, Christian Lacroix and Valentino taking front-row seats in a packed salon in the opulent Grand Hotel at the Paris Opera.