One of fashion’s last great legends, Hubert de Givenchy , died on Saturday at age 91, in news that became public on Monday. The French fashion conglomerate LVMH acquired Givenchy’s brand in 1988, and the designer retired from fashion in 1995, succeeded by John Galliano, the late Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Riccardo Tisci , and Clare Waight Keller , each of whom has reimagined Givenchy’s design legacy in his or her own way. But to say that Givenchy’s influenced only the fashion world would be to shortchange a designer responsible for some of the iconic looks of old Hollywood — worn by Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most famously, Audrey Hepburn . The French aristocrat founded his eponymous house in his mid-20s in 1952, and launched his ready-to-wear collection in 1954, coming into his own alongside fashion’s most recognizable names, including Christian Dior and his mentor, Cristobal Balenciaga. The fashion world celebrated Givenchy’s first collection, giving him credibility among Parisian couturiers and, soon after, Hollywood. The tale of Givenchy and Hepburn’s first meeting and subsequent designer-muse relationship has been told and retold countless times, at anniversary exhibitions of the designer’s work, at the time of Hepburn’s death in 1993, and again in 2014, when Givenchy dedicated a book of sketches to Hepburn, To Audrey with Love . The U.K. newspaper the Telegraph noted at the time “ what fashion experts say is the couturier’s main contribution to his art, that he was responsible for keeping alive the standards of haute couture after the Second World War . ” Givenchy met Hepburn on the set of her movie Sabrina , having been asked to help create costumes for the film. Givenchy declined, citing a mid-collection workload, but gravitated toward Hepburn, “inspired by her youth, gamine look, and elegant spirit,” according to the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York . Givenchy would ultimately be nominated for an Academy Award in costume design in 1958 for Hepburn’s film Funny Face , and of course, went on to create the Breakfast at Tiffany’s little black dress that cemented Hepburn’s place in cinematic iconography. Eventually, Givenchy would translate his working relationship with Hepburn in cinema into his own business, launching the first actress-designer perfume, L’interdit , which was to serve as a model for the way actresses carry perfume campaigns today (think: Charlize Theron promoting Dior’s J’adore and Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior campaigns.) Still, the pair’s great devotion to each other surmounted whatever financial success it brought them. Of Hepburn, Givenchy gushed in 1982: “Audrey knows everything that is good for her. She gives me direction.” As Hepburn said of Givenchy: “His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier; he is a creator of personality.” Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
There were a number of trends spotted on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night, including thigh-high slits and plunging necklines . But the most important trend was a color choice that had real symbolic meaning. While this year’s Golden Globes and Grammys had notable dress codes that allowed celebrities to illustrate their solidarity with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, it seems that standing for equality is ingrained in some people’s style choices regardless of the sartorial rules. Whether done intentionally or not, white was the preferred color of celebs like Jane Fonda , Margot Robbie , and even Timothée Chalamet . White has long been considered a nod to one of the earliest women’s movements, the suffragettes, who were fighting for the right to vote. Because of this, the color has come to signify fairness, equality, and hope. This symbolism was especially evident during Hillary Clinton ‘s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, which led women to voting booths in white suits to show support for the female presidential hopeful. White roses played an important role at the 2018 Grammys in late January , as a group called Voices in Entertainment made a call for artists to carry the flowers. “We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy, and resistance,” Voices in Entertainment wrote in a letter sent to invitees of the ceremony — and clearly the trend has stuck. Here’s a look at all of the celebrities who wore white for the night. Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
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For the 60th annual Grammy awards , celebrities are continuing to use their voices — and fashion — to promote the #TimesUp movement . On Sunday night, a number of attendees wore white roses, in one way or another, for an important reason. Following the Golden Globes blackout that kicked off awards season with a statement of solidarity, artists have found another way to express their unity around the cause of gender equality with a white rose . A group called Voices of Entertainment sent a statement to attendees of the event to explain the push to wear the accessory, writing, “We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy, and resistance.” White carried the same powerful meaning throughout Hillary Clinton’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as the candidate and her female voters often wore white as a nod to the suffrage movement. And now, on the red carpet , it’s adding an additional beautiful touch to all of the glamorous looks. From the evening’s host, James Corden , to first-time nominees Khalid and SZA , here are all of the stars showing off their white roses. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
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Sunday evening’s Screen Actors Guild Awards was a celebration of the talent of today’s actors, along with their incredible fashion. While conversations on the red carpet continued to embrace current politics, every star at the SAGs was ready to make a sartorial statement as well, with some of the best and boldest looks of the year so far. From bright colors — many of them pink — to sheer dresses with lots of sequin details, the women of the evening, all took center stage (just as the organizers intended). From the young Millie Bobby Brown , who arrived in a pair of Converse, to the show’s first-ever host Kristen Bell, who stunned in the evening’s brightest shade of pink, here are all of the best dressed stars of the evening. Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Millie Bobby Brown wears $49.99 sneakers to a fancy awards show • Goldie Hawn, 72, steals the fashion spotlight in one-shoulder gown • Alison Brie responds to James Franco sexual harassment allegations Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Color returned to the red carpet on Thursday as celebrities attended the Critics’ Choice Awards following the Golden Globe’s blackout.
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GQ's annual "Men of the Year" party happened on Thursday night in Los Angeles, where Hollywood's most desirable men walked the black carpet. Here's a peek.