French fashion designer Hubert De Givenchy died at 91.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 01, 1978 shows French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy looking on in Paris. French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy died aged 91 it was announced on March 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STF

French fashion designer Hubert De Givenchy died at 91.
Hubert DE Givenchy died in 1991. He dressed the world’s most attractive women, including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and grace kelly.
SARAH MCCAMMON, host:
A man dressed in the most attractive woman in the world is dead. Hubert DE Givenchy died at the age of 91. As NPR’s Neda Ulaby reports, he helped to import French fashion into the United States through Hollywood.
(” SABRINA “)
William horton :(David lalabi) sabrina…
NEDA ULABY, wired: Hubert DE Givenchy’s story of Audrey Hepburn in the 1954 movie “Sabrina” was loaded into the fashion legend.
(” SABRINA “)
Horton :(like David lala) you look great.
Hob: when Hepburn first called givenchy to ask if she could visit him in Paris, he thought it was Katharine Hepburn. Instead of…
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HUBERT DE GIVENCHY: a beautiful and very small man came to me and asked me to make a dress for Sabrina.
ULABY: givenchy remembers this moment in an interview with Charlie Rose in 1998. In “Sabrina”, Hepburn turns from a tomboy to a charming first lover, in part because of her brilliant Parisian dress.
(” SABRINA “)
Audrey Hepburn :(as sabrina fairchild) it was a lovely party.
Horton :(like David Larrabee) now.
Ubby: the friendship between Hepburn and the designer will continue into her life. For most of her career, she wore his clothes, including the classic black dress, which was almost a part of the “Tiffany’s breakfast”. Fashion writer Dana Thomas says Hubert DE givenchy gave up the province as a teenager in fashion. He is interested in haute couture, and the super-unique designs are often unique. When he was in his 20s, he started his own fashion house.
Dana Thomas: he is regarded as one of the young turks – golden times in high fashion – golden age, the postwar s when you let all these young designers in youth haunted by the war, as long as women need to Paris and Paris spectacular beauty.
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The scandal: news films such as those such as movies and magazines have sparked a wave of wealthy women flocking to givenchy dresses. He is wary of building relationships with wealthy American clients. A heiress once boasted that he had designed her garden dress. Givenchy himself came from a noble family and defied his interest in fashion, which has been around since childhood.
(recording “CHARLIE ROSE”)
GIVENCHY: when I was a young boy, I really wanted to be a fashion designer.
ULABY: Givenchy talked to Charlie Rose in 1998.
(recording “CHARLIE ROSE”)
GIVENCHY: that’s impossible. You have to be a lawyer. You must be…
CHARLIE ROSE: a banker.
GIVENCHY:…… A banker. But to be a fashion designer…
Ross: maybe a politician, but never a costume designer.
GIVENCHY: never.
But givenchy is a politician. He created the first luxury ready-to-wear collection of simple luxury clothing. He was a forerunner of mixing, and he avoided stiff, uncomfortable cuts.
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GIVENCHY: you know, it’s great to create clothes, make clothes, and touch fabric.
ULABY: givenchy is known for its lucrative licensing deals. When he admitted that fashion had changed, he sold his company for $50 million in the 1980s.
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GIVENCHY: for me, to get dressed, to be clean, to speak French, to be elegant, I think is the most wonderful thing. But wear heavy shoes, too much black – it’s not fashion. You know, I think it’s terrible. It doesn’t suit me.

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