Givenchy opened his own fashion house in February 1952. His debut collection was a hit, featuring separates such as long skirts and tailored tops that included the "Bettina blouse," named after model Bettina Graziani.
Hubert de Givenchy (born February 20, 1927 in Beauvais, France; died March 10, 2018) was a French fashion designer known for his couture and ready-to-wear designs, particularly those he created for actress Audrey Hepburn.
Givenchy studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and later studied law. At the age of 17, he was apprenticed to Parisian designer Jacques Fath, but he did not remain with Fath for long. During the next eight years, he designed for the major Parisian fashion houses of Robert Piguet, Lucien Lelong, and Elsa Schiaparelli.