Hubert de Givenchy, creator of style icons, dies aged 91

French haute couturier Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic fashion designer whose understated style represented a golden age of elegance, has died aged 91.

At 6ft 6in tall, Givenchy, whose full name was Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy, was a giant of the fashion world in every sense. He died at the Renaissance chateau near Paris that he shared with his partner and fellow designer Philippe Venet.

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French fashion great Hubert de Givenchy dies at 91

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, whose creations were donned by movie stars and first ladies, has died at the age of 91, the brand announced Monday.

Emmanuelle Alt, the editor of the French edition of Vogue, said via Instagram: "Today we say goodbye to a fashion legend, Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy. That will stay with me forever," Clare Waight Keller, the current artistic director of Givenchy's eponymous fashion house, said in a post on Instagram.

French fashion icon Givenchy dies aged 91

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who created famous looks for Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died at the age of 91.

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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