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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.

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Vintage Givenchy Gold Plated Pendant Necklace 1970s - 1979 Collection
By Givenchy
Located in London, GB
Givenchy Vintage Necklace 1979 Super cool pendant necklace from the iconic Hubert de Givenchy. Made in France in 1979, this incredible necklace has a gold plated fine chain with a ...
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1970s Vintage Givenchy

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Gold Plate

Givenchy Paris Brass and Black Leather Brutalist Belt Bracelet
By Givenchy
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stylish Givenchy Paris signed belt bracelet, designed by Riccardo Tisci for his 2011 Obsedia Collection. It features an oversized band shape, in black leather ornate with brutalist g...
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2010s Modern Givenchy

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Brass

Vintage Givenchy Diamante and Gold Tone Link Necklace
By Givenchy
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Givenchy Diamante and Gold Tone Link Necklace. A majority of the links have a piece of gold with diamante. It is pave with a larger crystal in the middleA heavy and substanti...
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1980s Artist Vintage Givenchy

Gold & Resin Cabochon Organic Link Bracelet With Logo Clasp By Givenchy, 1980s
By Givenchy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 7.5" length - .75" width - Gold plated - Amber, red, brown and green resin cabochons - Crystal rhinestone accents - Fold over "GG" clasp closure - By Givench...
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1980s Modern Vintage Givenchy

Givenchy Vintage 1980s Brooch
By Givenchy
Located in London, GB
Givenchy Vintage 1980s Brooch Incredible statement brooch from the iconic House of Hubert de Givenchy. Made in the US in the 1980s, this incredible brooch is cast from high quality ...
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1980s Vintage Givenchy

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Gold Plate

Vintage Givenchy 1980s Silver Plated Collar Necklace
By Givenchy
Located in London, GB
Vintage Givenchy 1980s Necklace Statement collar necklace from the Givenchy 80s archive. Made in France in the 1980s, this incredible necklace is crafted from silver plated metal c...
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1980s Vintage Givenchy

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Silver Plate

Vintage Givenchy Gold Tone Heavy Textured Front Facing Dangling Hoop Earrings
By Givenchy
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Givenchy Gold Tone Heavy Textured Front Facing Dangling Hoop Earrings. Everyone needs a Classic Hoop like this in their wardrobe. Spices up all your outfits. 2.5" L x 1.5" W.
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1990s Artist Givenchy

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Gilt Metal

1980s Givenchy Gilded Chain Link Statement Half Hoops, Signed
By Givenchy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Each earring measures 1" x .5" - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Givenchy - Signed on ear clip - Circa 1980s - Estate acquired - Good vintage condition
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1980s Modern Vintage Givenchy

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Givenchy jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

Find range of Givenchy jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Givenchy jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Givenchy crystal jewelry & watches, from our inventory of 3, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. This collection contains 153 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. modern and art deco are among the most popular styles of Givenchy jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Ciner, Jean Paul Gaultier and Maggoosh if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Givenchy jewellery and watches can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $87 and tops out at $3,600, while pieces like these can sell for $374 on average..
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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