Couturier Hubert Givenchy past away today at 91. A design icon who leaves a legacy of cinematic and runway confections threaded with innovation and stitched with elegance since opening his atelier in 1952. His partnership and friendship with Audrey Hepburn defined the 50's and 60's, creating an insatiable appetite for the little black dress upon the opening of Breakfast at Tiffany's with gamine Hepburn wearing an Italian black satin fitted sheath. Givenchy called himself an apprentice, his designs inherited their technique from avant garde couturiers Balenciaga and Schiaparelli, and the personality of his muses who not only gave his pieces style but eternal fantasy. "Merci beaucoup Monsieur Givenchy!"
- The Way We Wore