Why Givenchy Is So Expensive: French Luxury Fashion House

Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates from Your Next Shoes. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our disclosure for more details.

Frequently targeted by counterfeiters, Givenchy is a French fashion brand with a rich heritage.

Whether it’s Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or the iconic Antigona bag, Givenchy has triggered the imagination of generations of fashion followers.

Hubert de Givenchy launched the fashion house in 1952 with a collection that focused on ‘separates’ – blouses and skirts with simplistic silhouettes – that were an instant success.

Hubert de Givenchy attends Vanity Fair cocktail party at Museum ThyssenHubert de Givenchy attends Vanity Fair cocktail party at Museum Thyssen on October 20, 2014, in Madrid, Spain (Credit: Oscar Gonzalez / WENN)

Givenchy is lauded as the man behind the idea of Haute Couture, developing an aesthetic of minimalistic lines and slender silhouettes.

In 1955, he designed the iconic shirtdress, opening the floodgates to new and exciting designs. Hubert de Givenchy died in his sleep at the Renaissance chateau near Paris on March 10, 2018.

Audrey Hepburn served as the muse for Givenchy, wearing the brand’s clothing at almost every opportunity.

The brand’s menswear range launched in 1969 before the fashion house became part of the LVMH group in 1988, cementing its position as a luxury label.

Hubert de Givenchy retired from the role of Creative Director in 1995 and succeeded by a series of designers who have become a legend in their own right.

Iconic black dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy and worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening of the 1961 romantic comedy film Breakfast at Tiffany'sIconic black dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy and worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening of the 1961 romantic comedy film Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Everyone from John Galliano to Alexander McQueen has taken the lead as Givenchy’s Creative Director.

Clare Waight Keller, in the role, designed Meghan Markle’s dress for her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, bringing Givenchy alive as a fairy-tale brand for a new generation.

Matthew M. Williams has been serving as the brand’s Creative Director since June 2020, blending Givenchy’s timeless silhouettes with a modern vision that accounts for the changing cultural reality of the current age.

Celebrities Wearing Givenchy Bags and Shoes

33 Ugliest Shoes Ever Made: Ugly Women’s Boots and Heels

Do you remember Kokosar’s Paciotti by Midnight capsule collection? For a while, we were convinced they are the ugliest shoes…

O.J. Simpson Says Khloe Kardashian Isn’t His Daughter

Rumored to be the daughter of Robert Kardashian’s longtime family friend, O.J. Simpson, in November 2014 Khloe Kardashian sported a…

Kim Kardashian Before and After Rumored Plastic Surgery

There’s been a ton of speculation about just how much plastic surgery Kim Kardashian has had done. She has admitted…

Hilary Duff Reveals Real Reason Why Disney+ Postponed Lizzie McGuire Reboot

Hilary Duff was just 13 when she rose to fame as the titular character in the Disney Channel comedy series,…

Ben Affleck Calls Jennifer Garner Divorce His Biggest Regret

In a very candid interview this month with The New York Times, Ben Affleck speaks honestly about his divorce from…

Dakota Fanning and Amanda Seyfried Look Remarkably Alike

Hannah Dakota Fanning, born in 1994, looks like a younger version of Amanda Michelle Seyfried, who was born 9 years…

Selena Gomez’s Turtleneck Cheetah Jacquard Jumper & Laura Boots

Selena Gomez flaunted her legs in black stockings paired with a turtleneck cheetah jacquard Givenchy jumper ($1,680 at Farfetch) for…

African Actress Charlize Theron Explains Ubuntu Spirit at Africa Outreach Project

Award-winning actress Charlize Theron gathered together Hollywood’s elite and other dignitaries as she hosted this year’s Charlize Theron Africa Outreach…

Naomi Scott Ruins Nice Dress With Horrid Miri Platform Boots

Naomi Scott ruined her pretty dress with ugly Miri platform boots ($1,295 at Net-A-Porter and Matches Fashion) when joining her…

Multilingual Sofia Carson Speaks Spanish, English and French

The Colombian-American Descendants actress was born on April 10, 1993, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to José F. Daccarett and Laura…

Rihanna Supports Clara Lionel Foundation in Date Night Pumps

Rihanna arrived on the red carpet in a black Givenchy Fall 2019 Haute Couture gown at the 2019 Diamond Ball…

Meryl Streep Wears Offensively Ugly Mercedes Castillo Shoes to Laundromat Premiere

The Mercedes Castillo shoes that Meryl Streep wore to the premiere of The Laundromat at the 2019 Toronto International Film…

Is Lily Collins Dating Noah Centineo or Zac Efron?

Romance rumors have been flying off the mill for Lily Collins. Earlier this year, the internet went buzzing when the…

Logo-Embellished Leather Mules Worn by Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore attended the 12th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic last Saturday alongside other A-list celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Nicky…

How Thomas Sadoski Met His Wife Amanda Seyfried

Thomas Sadoski, an American actor with a net worth of $4 million, began dating actress Amanda Seyfried in early 2016…

Can Pregnant Women Wear Heels? 20 Celebrities Know the Answer

We’re not here to bear down on pregnant women who wear heels — after all, we all have varying levels of…

Why Zoe Saldana’s Mother Confuses Her for Thandie Newton

Earlier this month, Zoe Saldana revealed on The Late Late Show that her mother regularly confuses her for Thandie Newton….

Sweaty Hot Toes in Shine Embellished PVC Sandals by Aquazzura

The sparkling Shine sandals embellished with glittering crystals along the T-strap underpin Aquazzura creative director Edgardo Osorio’s statement-making silhouettes. Can…

Gal Gadot’s Sexy Feet in Nudist and Saint Laurent High Heels

Gal Gadot joined her Wonder Woman collaborator Patty Jenkins at the premiere of the new TNT series I Am The…

Charlize Theron Rocks Half-Slicked-Back Hairstyle in Futuristic Dress

Charlize Theron has been topping many “Best Dressed at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards” lists and it’s easy to see…

© Copyright Your Next Shoes 2010 - 2021 | Back to Top