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‘Little black dress’ designer Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

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Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites dress.

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy poses for photos prior to the opening of 'To Audrey With Love', an exhibition of his work at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, the Netherlands, 23 November 2016 (reissued 12 March 2018). According to media reports, de Givenchy, who who founded the fashion house of Givenchy in 1952, has died on 10 March 2018. He was 91. EPA-EFE/BART MAAT

Paris – Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the “Little black dress” and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday.

Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites dress.

His partner, the former haute couture designer Philippe Venet, announced his death through the Givenchy fashion house, saying he had died in his sleep on Saturday.

The pair lived in a Renaissance chateau near Paris.

“It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died,” it said in a statement to AFP. 

The designer’s “nephews and nieces share Mr Venet’s grief,” it added.

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