Givenchy was founded by Huber de Givenchy in 1952 at the age of just 25 in Paris. Givenchy started his career 10 years prior when he moved to Paris to study fashion design. He became an apprentice to Jacques Fath eventually studying under Elsa Schiaparelli, and Cristobal Balenciaga. In 1952 he founded his namesake and he remained at the helm for over 40 years eventually selling to LVMH. Starting in fashion and drifting to jewelry Huber got his first taste of jewelry when he experienced jewelry from the movie Breakfast at tiffanies in 1961 eventually opening offices in NY in 1976. In 1988 the brand sold to LVMH yet Huber stayed on board until 1995 when he retired and left the reigns to John Galliano by appointment of Bernard Arnault of LVMH. In 1996 Alexander McQueen replaced Galliano who was moved to Christian Dior. In 2000 Julien MacDonald was appointed head designer of Givenchy and remained so until in 2005 Ricardo Tisci was appointed creative director. Ricardo carried the brand until 2017 when Claire Waight Keller replaced Ricardo. Hubert de Givenchy passed away in 2019 leaving behind a legacy of fashion.