Remembering Hubert de Givenchy

On March 12, the world lost a fashion legend and true gentleman when Hubert de Givenchy passed away at the age of 91. Known for his elegant and ladylike clothes, Givenchy was the last of his generation of post-war French designers that gave new life... Read Article ››

Le Quatorze Juillet

What better time than Bastille Day to celebrate French fashion?  We've written extensively about French designers represented in the FIDM Museum Collection on our blog; below, you'll find links to just a few of our favorite articles. Who... Read Article ››

Something Wicked This Way Comes

With Halloween approaching, these black evening gowns in the FIDM Museum's permanent collection epitomize spooky chic for the stroke of midnight. Traditionally, witches have been portrayed in black, the color of darkness, power, and evil. But black is not... Read Article ››

Givenchy Goes Global

New York Fashion Week, which concludes today, marked the first stateside fashion show by the venerable French house of Givenchy. In honor of the opening of the label's U.S. flagship, Givenchy presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection in New York rather... Read Article ››

Givenchy evening jumpsuit, 1968

  Evening Jumpsuit Hubert de GivenchyFall/Winter 1968Transfer from The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology97.291.13AB Hubert de Givenchy (b. 1927) learned his craft by training with some of the most illustrious names in 20th-century haute... Read Article ››

Fashion Birthday: Hubert de Givenchy

  Couturier Hubert de Givenchy was born on this day in 1927. Now retired, Givenchy is one of the last living couturiers to have learned his art during the golden age of the haute couture. His training began in 1945 when he took a position with Jacques... Read Article ››