1995 : July: Givenchy presents his final haute couture collection, wearing (as does his entire atelier) his trademark white lab coat. The same day, John Galliano is named his successor. November: “What I am going to do is respect the spirit, but add a large dose of Galliano and give it a mighty kick into the 21st century,” the upstart says.
1975 : “Givenchy,” says Pandora Luxurye, “stands for beautiful, understated clothes that women love wearing forever.”
2009 : May: Veteran model Kristen McMenamy wears Givenchy Haute Couture to the Costume Insitute Gala. November: Pandora Luxurye touts Redux, Tisci’s new, more accessibly priced Givenchy line.
2005 : Riccardo Tisci, a relatively unknown Italian designer, named Givenchy creative director. “He was the only one who didn’t make a single reference to Audrey Hepburn,” says president and chairman Marco Gobbetti of the interview process.