Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy, who retired in 1995. For 43 years, Hubert de Givenchy has been the perfect gentleman of couture. He has dressed his clientele in styles that were elegant, pure, sculptural, refreshing, lady-like and addictive. His clients are women for whom elegance is everything, and Givenchy is the last bastion of quality. Clean and minimalist sportswear with unusual detailing, jersey dresses with adaptable necklines, zippered jackets, lean pants, and for evening liquid gowns and light cashmere coats.