Five pictures that capture the genius of Givenchy
'These dresses remind you of the first, best, glass of champagne'
Hubert de Givenchy, who defined Parisian chic, died peacefully today at the age of 91. We remember his genius through five iconic moments. From the invention of the LBD to Beyoncé's Met Gala dresses, his clothes are an enduring symbol of elegance.
In 1954 Givenchy did something that had never been done before: he became the first couturier to present a ready-to-wear collection. This shifted the focus of fashion and, to this day, prêt-à-porter shows define the fashion calendar.