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fashion loses star designer GivenchyFrench fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, an aristocrat who founded the house of Givenchy in the 1950s, becoming famous for dressing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Grace Kelly, has died at the age of 91, the Givenchy label said Monday. A commanding presence in fashion from the moment he presented his first collection in Paris at the age of 24, Givenchy became synonymous with elegance and an insouciant glamour. The designer's father died when Hubert, born in Beauvais, north of Paris, was 2 years old.Givenchy branched out into menswear soon after opening his fashion house, and in 1970 he began designing furnishing fabrics.Even today, Givenchy remains a star-studded brand.The silver-haired, blue-eyed Givenchy was a prodigious worker in his time, starting weekdays sketching or choosing fabrics at 7 a.m. in his studio on the Avenue George V in Paris.
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