Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer dies aged 91
His partner, the former haute couture designer Philippe Venet, announced his death at the Givenchy fashion house, saying he had died in his sleep on Saturday.
The pair lived in a Renaissance chateau near Paris.
“It is with huge sadness that we inform you that Hubert Taffin de Givenchy has died,” it said in a statement to AFP.
The designer’s “nephews and nieces share Mr Venet’s grief,” it added.