Born in 1927, Hubert James Taffin de Givenchy founded his namesake house in 1952. That same year, he presented a collection that would leave an indelible mark on fashion history: his “separates” – elegant blouses and light skirts blending architectural lines and simplicity – met with enormous success in light of the more constricted looks of the day. Audrey Hepburn, as the designer’s muse, accompanied him in inventing a style that would redefine standards of elegance.
In June 2020, Givenchy opened a new chapter in its history with the appointment of Matthew M. Williams as Creative Director of women’s and men’s collections. His flair for translating cultural undercurrents into high fashion, coupled with his vision of the house’s timeless attitude and inclusive allure make him the ideal steward for moving the Givenchy legacy forward in a modern and powerful way.