Givenchy has been redefining avant-garde elegance from day one. In 1952 the designer Hubert de Givenchy opened the doors of the Parisian fashion house of the same name. Duality was his muse, and his first collection was a testament to this. With its “Séparables” came combined skirts for women and the casual-chic movement, heralding the arrival of a new era in liberated elegance.
Audrey Hepburn told Givenchy about her unique vision of “perfectly imperfect beauty,” and she inspired him to create his first perfume, L'Interdit, which he created especially for her. The transition to perfumes was a natural one, as Givenchy considered fragrances to be an extension of haute couture, an elegance he wanted to convey to his garments. So he went ahead and presented L'Interdit to the public in 1957, followed by the first scent for men two years later. Today, Givenchy's beauty products remain cutting-edge and innovative haute couture, continuing a legacy that began 60 years ago.