One of fashion’s last great legends, Hubert de Givenchy , died on Saturday at age 91, in news that became public on Monday. The French fashion conglomerate LVMH acquired Givenchy’s brand in 1988, and the designer retired from fashion in 1995, succeeded by John Galliano, the late Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Riccardo Tisci , and Clare Waight Keller , each of whom has reimagined Givenchy’s design legacy in his or her own way. But to say that Givenchy’s influenced only the fashion world would be to shortchange a designer responsible for some of the iconic looks of old Hollywood — worn by Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most famously, Audrey Hepburn . The French aristocrat founded his eponymous house in his mid-20s in 1952, and launched his ready-to-wear collection in 1954, coming into his own alongside fashion’s most recognizable names, including Christian Dior and his mentor, Cristobal Balenciaga. The fashion world celebrated Givenchy’s first collection, giving him credibility among Parisian couturiers and, soon after, Hollywood. The tale of Givenchy and Hepburn’s first meeting and subsequent designer-muse relationship has been told and retold countless times, at anniversary exhibitions of the designer’s work, at the time of Hepburn’s death in 1993, and again in 2014, when Givenchy dedicated a book of sketches to Hepburn, To Audrey with Love . The U.K. newspaper the Telegraph noted at the time “ what fashion experts say is the couturier’s main contribution to his art, that he was responsible for keeping alive the standards of haute couture after the Second World War . ” Givenchy met Hepburn on the set of her movie Sabrina , having been asked to help create costumes for the film. Givenchy declined, citing a mid-collection workload, but gravitated toward Hepburn, “inspired by her youth, gamine look, and elegant spirit,” according to the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York . Givenchy would ultimately be nominated for an Academy Award in costume design in 1958 for Hepburn’s film Funny Face , and of course, went on to create the Breakfast at Tiffany’s little black dress that cemented Hepburn’s place in cinematic iconography. Eventually, Givenchy would translate his working relationship with Hepburn in cinema into his own business, launching the first actress-designer perfume, L’interdit , which was to serve as a model for the way actresses carry perfume campaigns today (think: Charlize Theron promoting Dior’s J’adore and Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior campaigns.) Still, the pair’s great devotion to each other surmounted whatever financial success it brought them. Of Hepburn, Givenchy gushed in 1982: “Audrey knows everything that is good for her. She gives me direction.” As Hepburn said of Givenchy: “His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier; he is a creator of personality.” Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
There were a number of trends spotted on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night, including thigh-high slits and plunging necklines . But the most important trend was a color choice that had real symbolic meaning. While this year’s Golden Globes and Grammys had notable dress codes that allowed celebrities to illustrate their solidarity with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, it seems that standing for equality is ingrained in some people’s style choices regardless of the sartorial rules. Whether done intentionally or not, white was the preferred color of celebs like Jane Fonda , Margot Robbie , and even Timothée Chalamet . White has long been considered a nod to one of the earliest women’s movements, the suffragettes, who were fighting for the right to vote. Because of this, the color has come to signify fairness, equality, and hope. This symbolism was especially evident during Hillary Clinton ‘s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, which led women to voting booths in white suits to show support for the female presidential hopeful. White roses played an important role at the 2018 Grammys in late January , as a group called Voices in Entertainment made a call for artists to carry the flowers. “We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy, and resistance,” Voices in Entertainment wrote in a letter sent to invitees of the ceremony — and clearly the trend has stuck. Here’s a look at all of the celebrities who wore white for the night. Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
You know that feeling when you turn up to a bar in your brand new Zara dress and spot someone else wearing exactly the same outfit ? Of course you do, it’s happened to the best of us. But it’s not just us mere mortals who are subjected to this type of style shame – it happens to celebs too. Clearly, there just aren’t enough outfits in the world. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. Read more from Yahoo Style: Beyonce’s best fashion moments, from flawless red carpet dresses to sensational street style 12 times the Duchess of Cambridge has channelled Princess Diana 30 of the most memorable Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show looks
Late night snack cravings, Kim? Kim Kardashian was spotted shopping for Haribo gummy bears at a gas station in L.A. on Monday night after having dinner with friends in Brentwood. The reality star showed off her freshly-dyed long blonde locks and wore a sheer Gucci bra underneath a long, black matrix-style trench. She paired the risqué outfit with a waist-fitted midi length pencil skirt and clear lucite wedges from husband Kanye West’s fashion line. Is this outfit a little too revealing for a late-night grocery shopping trip? Click through the gallery to see more outfits the Kardashian-Jenner clan have rocked while shopping! Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @ YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram !
Couples’ costumes for Halloween are at least two times the fun. After all, what is Ken without Barbie, Batman without his Catwoman, or a bag of cookies without milk? Beyoncé and Jay-Z , exes Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon , and other stars are making sure we never have to find out. Treat yourself to photos of some of the best costumes that celebrity couples have worn in recent years.
For movie buffs, the annual Venice Film Festival kicks off the Oscars race; but for fashion fans, it’s equally as exciting. With major stars such as Jane Fonda, Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Octavia Spencer, and others wearing gorgeous gowns against picturesque Italian backdrops, it’s certainly a stunning sartorial sight. Click through above for what everyone’s wearing.
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Lila Darville, the “Pleasure Director” for Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas (and the very pregnant wife of “Jessica Jones” actor Eka Darville) bared her sizable baby bump in a black halter crop top and matching skirt at the New York premiere of Marvel’s “The Defenders” on Tuesday night. “My real-life Superhero @lovinglila,” Eka captioned next to a sweet snap of him and his wife at the red carpet event. “The pregnant female form is the epitome of feminine beauty and I love that this powerhouse of a woman doesn’t shy away from celebrating it. YES world, we’re having another baby!!” Darville wasn’t the first one to bare her baby bump in a crop top on the red carpet, scroll through our ongoing gallery for more stunning looks! Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA ! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram !
Dita Von Teese is known for her striking jet black locks and her vintage sense of style, but the classic beauty recently took to Instagram with silver hair.
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The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the fashion industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, Grammy’s, CFDAs, and Tony Awards all rolled into one. It’s the golden ticket for every designer, model, musician, and celebrity. The extravaganza is set to take place on Monday in NYC. In honor of the occasion, we take a look back at the best red carpet moments over the past 40-plus years.
Kate Beckinsale has been flaunting her super fit body in itsy-bitsy bikinis on Instagram of late, and although the 43-year-old looks undeniably gorgeous, won’t someone think of the tan lines?!
Kylie Jenner adores her extensions, but on Friday the 19-year-old gave Snapchat fans a glimpse of her short, natural tresses — and she couldn’t look more stunning! She wound her fingers around her short straight locks, which were partially pulled up into a short bun with wispy bangs framing her face. What do you think? Do you prefer Kylie with her wigs or her natural hair?
A masculine version of the female bodysuit has apparently become so popular that the makers of the undergarment are producing a swimwear version for men. The Finwick, created by Southern California-based menswear brand Rufskin, has been described as a one-piece “multifunctional, masculine body suit.”