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Hubert de Givenchy: an elegant master of devastating chic

He dressed Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and forged a timeless style for a golden age

The first and last time I met Hubert de Givenchy, who has died at the age of 91, was at the opening of his eponymous exhibition at the Calais Museum for Lace and Fashion in June. His elegant 6ft 6in frame was even more imposing for the stately pace at which he moved, supported by a wooden cane. He had an impressive head of snow-white hair, and wore a simple dark suit and tie with a white shirt.

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