Givenchy is a French brand of clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics with Parfums Givenchy. The house of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy and is a member of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter. It is owned by luxury goods behemoth LVMH and in 1993 achieved a total sales worth of $176 million, making it the second largest apparel division of LVMH after Dior.
Hubert de Givenchy
was known for his modern, ladylike styles, which earned him many loyal clients.
succeeded Givenchy upon his retirement but was in turn promoted to Christian Dior
less than two years later, prompting the hiring of Alexander McQueen
. In 2001, designer Julien McDonald was appointed Artistic Director for the women's lines, which consist of haute couture and ready-to-wear.
The reins for both collections were ultimately passed on to Riccardo Tisci in 2005 when he was named chief designer of womenswear.
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