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Givenchy

Givenchy

Company: LVMH

Brand value: US$1,480 million

Category: Luxury

Headquarter city: Paris        

Year founded: 1952

Givenchy is a high-end fashion house known for the casual chic much loved by celebrities including Beyoncé, Rihanna and Madonna. Its styles represent modern freedom and an audacious spirit; its most recognized items include its “Rico Fit” suit, the Bambi t-shirt, shark-tooth necklace, and a leather kilt worn by rapper Kanye West. In addition to its fashion range, Givenchy also offers a range of fragrances and cosmetics, though these are a smaller part of the business. The brand was founded by Hubert de Givenchy, whose early designs included the iconic shirtdress that helped redefine notions of beauty and elegance at the time. Creative leads at Givenchy through the years have included John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien MacDonald and Riccardo Tisci, who left in 2017 after 12 years with the brand. He has been replaced by the brand’s first female artistic director, Clare Waight Keller. Advertising over the summer of 2017 hinted at the brand’s direction under its new leader, and promoted Gentleman, a new fragrance for men, that offers a new take on a 1970s classic. Givenchy operates 50 stores around the world and is owned by LVMH, which is listed on the Euronext Paris.