Givenchy is a haute couture fashion house founded by Hubert de Givenchy in 1952 and owned by luxury group LVMH.
After having worked for Lelong and Elsa Schiaparelli, the designer decided to create his own eponymous label that immediately attracted a worldwide attention for his "couture nonchalant" style and, from the very beginning, the press raved about Givenchy: for the New York Times "a star is born" whilst the Figaro defined Hubert de Givenchy "l'enfant terrible" of the fashion world.
With its couture collections enjoying success all around the world, Givenchy launched its fragrance department in 1957 with the creation of L’Interdit, a fragrance that symbolizes the friendship between the founder and the actress and muse Audrey Hepburn who also inspired the famous "little black dress".
Reflecting the original brand's reputation for elegant sensuality, today the company offers a wide range of products: haute couture and pret-a-porter clothing for men and women, accessories and, as Parfums Givenchy, perfumes and cosmetics.
In february 2005 italian designer Riccardo Tisci was appointed ready-to-wear and haute couture Creative Designer: after graduating at Central Saint Martins College, he worked freelance before launching his own collection in Milan. After two successful seasons with press and buyers, he moved to Paris to join the House of Givenchy,
Continuing the label's distinctly aristocratic feel, whilst introducing his own dark touch of sober erotism, Tisci’s daring aesthetic has reinvigorated this iconic Paris fashion house: his collections and statement accessories have become must-haves for fashion high society and street kids alike.