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Givenchy Vintage

In 1927, he was born Hubert James Taffin de Givenchy to an aristocratic family in the French city of Beauvais. Having lost his father in 1930, he was raised largely by his mother and maternal grandmother from whom he inherited his passion for fabrics. Inspired, Givenchy left his hometown at the age of 17 for the vibrant opportunities of Paris.

Upon moving to Paris in 1944, Givenchy enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He began his career as an apprentice of Jacques Fath in 1945, and continued to learn the art of the couturier over the following years from Robert Piguet, Lucien Lelong and legendary Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli. In 1952, he established his couture house; la Maison Givenchy. Two years later in 1954, Givenchy became the first couturier to present a luxury ready-to-wear line. He inherited his design philosophy of simplicity from his friend, idol and mentor, Cristóbal Balenciaga. "Balenciaga was my religion," he told WWD in 2007. "There's Balenciaga, and the good Lord."
 
Givenchy first met his iconic muse, Audrey Hepburn, in 1953, in a romantic twist of fate that rivals any of her films. In the words of Hepburn, Givenchy to her was more than a couturier, and indeed she to him far more than a muse. In 1957 saw the launch of one of Givenchy's most influential designs, the "sack" silhouette. Revolutionary for its time, the sack dress abandoned form and waistline, and in its place offered mystery surrounding the female body beneath. Givenchy also encouraged women to show more of their legs during the day with raised hemlines, and in this movement he became a predecessor of the one of the most influential decades in fashion, the Sixties.
 
In that same year, Givenchy launched his first perfume, L'interdit. Promoted by Hepburn, its success soared; hitting headlines as the first time the world had seen an actress as the face of a perfume. The year 1973 marked an additional landmark in the House of Givenchy, with the launch of the first men's collection Gentleman Givenchy. Selling his business to Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey in 1988, and retiring in 1995, Givenchy was succeeded by widely celebrated and innovative designers including Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, and Riccardo Tisci - who now stands at the helm of the Givenchy empire, as the creative director for the Givenchy haute couture and ready-to-wear collections.
 
Now in his Eighties, Givenchy - who lives in a country estate Le Jonchet just outside of Paris - has all but removed himself from the fashion world, emerging only occasionally for brief interviews or rare public talks. In 2017, Clare Waight Keller succeeded to Riccardo Tisci as Artistic Director of the Brand.

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The Chic Selection is your sustainable marketplace with the finest selection of authentic vintage and pre-owned European luxury designers from the most reliable second-hand boutiques in Europe and in North America. Most of these consignment boutiques have no e-shop therefor The Chic Selection chose to build for them a dedicated  platform giving them a chance to be part of the internet world. The Chic selection offers used, nearly new, rare or limited edition of luxury goods such as handbags, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry and apparel from brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Goyard, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bottega Venetta, Cartier, Céline, Chloé, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Givenchy, Lanvin, Alaia, Balenciaga and Saint Laurent. The Chic Selection guarantees 100% double authenticity through the experienced knowledge of the boutiques’owners as well as The Chic Selection’s team and experts. More than a website, The Chic Selection founder’s new vision goes beyond the business itself to widespread social betterment, planet care and financing our world’s tragedies through donations that will only be possible with your purchases. All trademarks that show on The Chic Selection site are the property of their owners. The Chic selection is not affiliated with the brands that are being sold but each article is guaranteed authentic by The Chic Selection or a full refund is given .

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