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Venerated French designer Hubert de Givenchy (1927–2018) made a splash with his first collection of mix-and-match separates in 1952, which launched his namesake fashion house, the clean lines and refined silhouettes of the pieces offering a contrast to the more structured shapes then dominating postwar women’s fashion. His roster of clients would eventually include Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, all of whom were drawn to the designer’s architecturally and materially simple pieces that combined sensual femininity with elegance.

At the age of 17, Givenchy left his hometown of Beauvais, France, for Paris. There he studied drawing at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and apprenticed for the houses of Jacques Fath, Robert Piguet, Lucien Lelong and Elsa Schiaparelli. Givenchy earned his first high praise for the 1952 Bettina blouse, an embroidered, ruffle-sleeve linen shirt named for his publicist and model Bettina Graziani. The Givenchy label soon developed a following of fashion icons around the world, most notably Audrey Hepburn, who would serve as Givenchy’s muse for decades after they met in 1953. The couturier created pieces for many of her films, such as the iconic little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), as well as her personal life, including her wedding dress for her 1969 marriage to Andrea Dotti.

Givenchy formed a close friendship with his idol and mentor, Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, with whom he’d popularize such pieces as the sack dress, choosing looser forms over tailored ones. Throughout the decades, Givenchy expanded his empire to include fragrances, menswear, accessories and beauty lines.

In 1988, his house was acquired by luxury conglomerate LVMH. After Givenchy retired from fashion in 1995, he became an antiques expert, working with Christie’s and the Louvre, among other institutions. The brand then saw an impressive succession of head designers and artistic directors: John Galliano was the first to arrive, followed by Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Riccardo Tisci, Clare Waight Keller and Matthew M. Williams. Today, the brand, with its timeless fashions, continues to be a favorite of A-listers, including Cate Blanchett, Erykah Badu, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

On 1stDibs, browse a collection of vintage Givenchy evening dresses, handbags, necklaces and other clothing and accessories today.

Average Sold Price
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Givenchy Haute Couture Vintage 1980s Black Satin Shorts & Top Outfit
By Givenchy
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible vintage 1980's Givenchy couture outfit is so much more amazing than the photos suggest! The two piece ensemble includes a long top with long sleeves and a fabric belt...
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1980s Givenchy

1960s Givenchy Couture Silk Organza Blue Sheath Cocktail Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless 1960s Vintage Givenchy Blue Silk Dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy. Sleeveless and large collar at the back. Fit best size: Small 2 or 4 Bust: 32 inches/ Waist: 28 inche...
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1960s French Givenchy

Pre-Loved Givenchy Women's Tribal Antigona Shopper Tote Bag Multicolour Coated
By Givenchy
Located in London, GB
Condition is good, minor dents, creases, scratches and stains evident on exterior leather, wear evident on the handles and edges, very minor stains evident on interior. Height: 34CM ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Givenchy

Givenchy Pandora Bag Distressed Leather Medium
By Givenchy
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear on base, opening corners and handles, creasing on exterior and strap. Minor wear and small marks in interior, scratches and tarn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Givenchy

vintage GIVENCHY graphic G id plate gold chain short bracelet
By Givenchy
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage GIVENCHY graphic G id plate gold chain short bracelet Reference: TGAS/B00857 Brand: Givenchy CONDITION: Condition: Very good, this item was pre-owned and is in very good con...
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2010s Givenchy

Givenchy Gold Monogram Patent Leather Hobo
By Givenchy
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Flaunt an alluring look with this uber-cool patent leather handbag by pairing it with a dress of your choice. With an expertly lined Alcantara interior, this bag can carry all your e...
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2010s Italian Givenchy

  • Givenchy Gold Monogram Patent Leather Hobo
  • Givenchy Gold Monogram Patent Leather Hobo
  • Givenchy Gold Monogram Patent Leather Hobo
  • Givenchy Gold Monogram Patent Leather Hobo
H 11.82 in. W 3.15 in. L 13.39 in.
Givenchy Black Knit Cape Sleeve Detail Kimono Jacket M
By Givenchy
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Givenchy's refinement and class are exemplified in this kimono jacket. The black knit kimono is designed with cape sleeves and a V-neck with a button fastening. It will look amazing ...
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2010s Italian Givenchy

1960s Givenchy Coat and Skirt
By Givenchy
Located in Austin, TX
1960s Givenchy red and off white square printed coat and skirt. Condition: Excellent. Size 38 / or current 4 - 6 Coat: 35" bust, 31" waist, 37" hips, 43.5" length. Skirt: 26" wais...
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1960s French Givenchy

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Givenchy fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Givenchy fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, purple and other tones. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Comme des Garçons, Roberto Cavalli and Missoni appealing. On 1stDibs, find designer Givenchy fashion, vintage and haute couture from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$40 and tops out at US$74,173, while the average work can sell for US$740.
Questions About Givenchy
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Givenchy is most famous for his chic Parisian clothes, particularly for dressing Audrey Hepburn in her Breakfast at Tiffany's gown. His collections are thought to reinterpret sophistication and elegance.

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