As the Duchess of Sussex has shown us repeatedly, there's one particular silhouette that is perfectly on trend for summer: the off-the-shoulder top.
Designing for Meghan Markle appears to be good for business, as the royal wedding has resulted in huge sales for two fashion houses.
The Givenchy dress Markle wore during the royal wedding has some similarities to a 2001 rom-com look.
Meghan Markle's wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller, has unveiled sketches of the elegant Givenchy haute couture creation.
Melania Trump is shimmering in a silver Chanel gown at the administration’s first state dinner, a pressure-filled event that falls squarely on the shoulders of every first lady.
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.
Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the "little black dress" and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday. Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, dressing everyone from Princess Grace of Monaco to Jane Fonda. "It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died," it said in a statement to AFP.
Along with her shimmering gown, Gadot's unique choice of footwear also stood out: a $50 pair of gold-studded thong sandals from Aldo.
Actress Julia Roberts loves a good suit. People named Julia Roberts the World’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2017 on Wednesday, and to celebrate she attended a Lancôme event in France. The stunner stepped out in a tuxedo-themed Givenchy outfit that consisted of a black tux jacket, matching trouser-style shorts, and a white button-down blouse.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the ‘Series Mania Festival’ opening night at Le Grand Rex on April 13, 2017 in Paris, France. When it comes to fashion, Jennifer Aniston can do no wrong. Aniston and her husband Justin Theroux’s latest stop on their Parisian tour was on Thursday night at Series Mania, a television festival in the city of light.
The third Fashion Los Angeles Awards was a truly star-studded event with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and Cindy Crawford’s entire family taking to the red carpet.
Emma Watson, a feminist advocate and UN Women ambassador, recently faced backlash for posing in a crochet cape and little else for Vanity Fair, because to some, showing that much skin is anti-everything Watson claims to stand for. Watson defiantly walked the red carpet at the New York premiere of Beauty and the Beast in another revealing ensemble on Monday night. The stunning piece was Givenchy haute couture.
Riccardo Tisci has left Givenchy behind, but his supermodel friends will still follow him anywhere. Case in point: Bella Hadid models his first campaign since the departure, a collaboration with Nike. Hadid shared images from the black-and-white photoshoot on Instagram on Monday morning, featuring the young model posing in a Nike sports bra, sneakers, and questionable bottoms sitting on the lap of Tisci himself.
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have considerable pull within the fashion industry — no matter how polarizing they may be. Although Kim’s a fashion icon — with designers clamoring to make her custom clothes — Kanye is his wife’s biggest influence, not only directing her style, but also designing much of what she wears. On Tuesday, the mother of two announced via Snapchat that the couple will collaborate to create a children’s clothing line.
Naomi Campbell is more than an icon. She’s a supermodel twice over, having maintained a powerful presence in the industry walking runway shows and bagging major magazine covers well beyond the career spans of her contemporaries. She expands outside of fashion, getting lyrical name-checks from the likes of Beyoncé, DNCE, and Joe Jonas of late. She even has quite the growing acting career, most recently appearing on Empire. And yet here she is, still working. ...