French fashion icon Givenchy dies aged 91

Hubert De Givenchy in 2010. Photo by David Hartley/REX/Shutterstock (1185238d)

Fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who created famous looks for Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, died at the age of 91. His partner Philippe Venet confirmed the news to AFP news agency saying “it is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died.”

Givenchy was perhaps most famous for creating the iconic “little black dress,” worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Givenchy and Hepburn were great friends for 40 years and she became his muse.

“Hubert de Givenchy was a symbol of Parisian elegance for more than half a century,” his label said Monday.