Givenchy's most iconic looks of all time

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He created blouses, skirts, jackets and trousers combinations that can be changed in many ways. Controversially, it did away with a restrictive, fitted waistline and featured a shorter hemline - a precursor to the Sixties mini dress. Clare Waight Keller became the brand's first female artistic director in March 2017.

HUBERT de Givenchy was one of the most iconic fashion designers in the world.

Perhaps the greatest tribute to him is that the fashion house he founded in 1952 is as relevant now as it ever was.

"His are the only clothes in which I am myself", Hepburn said of the designer.

But the client whose name would become nearly synonymous with the house was Hepburn, whom he met in 1953, when he dressed her for the romantic comedy "Sabrina".

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Givenchy's family plans a private funeral and asked that donations be made to UNICEF in his name.

Doyle last night described the late couturier as "a charming person and a giant in the fashion world, he has left a remarkable fashion story behind and his designs remain utterly timeless".

Rosamund Pike gave a glamorous touch to the rather casual Berlin Film Festival, wearing Givenchy twice during the event. He dressed stars and created fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn.

The designer's nephews and nieces, and their children share Mr. Venet's grief, his statement added.

Another homage during the most important cinematic night of the year was delivered by Chadwick Boseman. His home was adorned with Louis XIV antiques, he wore natty neck-ties and polished brogues, and even boasted a separate summer wardrobe for his furniture.

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French designer Hubert de Givenchy poses in front of his creations during at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain. He and his brother were brought up by their mother and her parents.

Above, from top: Hubert de Givenchy, the founder of the Givenchy label.

Along with Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and mentor Cristobal Balenciaga, Givenchy was part of the elite cadre of Paris-based designers who redefined fashion in the wake of World War II.

Their professional relationship and friendship was so strong that he developed his first perfume collection for her, and she agreed to be the face of the fragrance for free. No other designer could create ensembles so effortlessly stunning as Givenchy could.

Givenchy stayed on as head of creative design at his brand until retiring in 1995.

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The exact details of the sale of Givenchy to LVMH was not disclosed, but the entire merger was valued at $4 billion or more.