Givenchy is a brand with a long and rich history, dating back to 1952. Throughout their journey, countless moments will live forever in the books of fashion history. Here are five of the most iconic moments in Givenchy’s history:
When Audrey Hepburn wore Givenchy to breakfast at Tiffany’s. In 1961, Breakfast at Tiffany’s was released, and it quickly became one of the most popular films of all time. The film’s star, Audrey Hepburn, wore several outfits designed by Hubert de Givenchy throughout the movie, including the iconic little black dress worn during the opening scene. This moment helped put Givenchy on the map as a major fashion force.
When Jackie Kennedy wore Givenchy to meet Pope Paul VI In 1963, Jackie Kennedy met Pope Paul VI while she was visiting Rome with her husband, President John F. Kennedy. For the occasion, Mrs. Kennedy chose to wear a simple yet elegant white dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy. The dress became known as “the Jackie Dress” and remains one of Givenchy’s most iconic designs.
When Grace Kelly wore Givenchy to her wedding In 1956, American actress Grace Kelly wed Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a lavish ceremony that was attended by royals and celebrities from all over the world. For her wedding gown, Kelly chose a design by Hubert de Givenchy that featured an ivory satin bodice and skirt with a lace overlay. The dress was simplicity itself, but it made quite an impact and has since become one of the most famous wedding dresses of all time.
When Audrey Hepburn wore Givenchy to the My Fair Lady premiere. In 1964, My Fair Lady premiered in New York City, and Audrey Hepburn once again stole the show in a gorgeous gown designed by Hubert de Givenchy. The dress was made from delicate chiffon and featured an intricate beaded design on the bodice. It was truly fit for a princess, which is fitting given that Hepburn played Eliza Doolittle in the film. This moment cemented Hepburn’s status as a style icon and solidified her close relationship with Givenchy, making him her go-to designer for both red carpet events and everyday looks.
When Kate Moss closed Givenchy’s Spring 2005 Haute Couture show. In 2005, supermodel Kate Moss closed Hubert Givenchy’s Spring Haute Couture show wearing a sheer tulle gown adorned with crystals. It was a glamorous ending to a glamorous show, and Moss looked like a surreal vision in white. This moment not only solidified Moss’ place in the fashion world but it also highlighted the timeless appeal of Givenchy gowns – even those designed for a high-fashion runway can have mass appeal when worn by the right person.
Elegance and accessibility are not mutually exclusive – Givenchy illustrates this with the impressive A-List stars who adorn their outfits along with many people who do not walk red carpets. The legacy of a brand only grows with time, and Givenchy’s legacy seems to be full of iconic moments as it has grown.