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.

1996 : February: Hubert de Givenchy honored with the CFDA's Lifetime Achievement Award. October: Alexander McQueen begins his contentious run as creative director. December: Nicole Kidman selects a green embroidered Empire line Givenchy dress for the New York screening of her film Portrait of a Lady.