Givenchy is a Parisian institution, constantly pushing boundaries with its ready-to-wear and haute couture collections. Founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy, the brand was ahead of its time in introducing a range of separates that were central to its immediate success and revered by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy. Later birthing a fragrance line, Givenchy tapped Audrey Hepburn to be the face of the first Givenchy perfume, L’Interdit, before creating further scents that cemented the house’s beauty credentials. Today, under the artistic direction of Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy continues to ignite surprise and intrigue season upon season thanks to a forward-looking new signature. And who could forget the custom-designed wedding gown and veil worn by Meghan Markle to marry Prince Harry?
You’ll know Givenchy accessories when you see them; the Parisian brand’s iconic leather goods are instantly identified by their signature embellishments (think star prints and chunky hardware). From the Antigona to the Eden bag, Knot sneakers to G Heel boots, they all feature a timeless yet impactful aesthetic.
In what was her first bona fide runway show for Givenchy menswear, Clare Waight Keller brought the maison’s sartorial codes – slim suiting, exacting minimalism – seamlessly into the now. This is no mean feat… Givenchy’s savvy customer is notoriously as hot on streetwear as he is on tailoring; and while logos dominate the former, eveningwear is a story of subversive sophistication and considered restraint.
From a new wardrobe for your newborn, to scaled-down streetwear and tiny tuxedos, Givenchy’s childrenswear provides serious style for even the youngest fashionistas. The edgy motifs that have proved popular with the brand’s adult acolytes translate into downsized logo T-shirts, graphic sneakers and bold outerwear – so you’ll have no problem in matching your mini-me.
Blended with the same care and creative eye that is applied to couture designs from the fashion house, L’Atelier de Givenchy is a rarified fragrance collection that translates fine fabrics and cuts into unique olfactory creations. If buttery soft leather and diaphanous dresses could be bottled, this is it: silky soft floral notes that mingle with light musk. Scent has gone sartorial.