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Givenchy Appoints New Creative Director

July 8, 2020

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The history of haute couture wouldn’t be complete without Givenchy. The luxury fashion house’s influence has spanned generations, with innovative and inspiring fashions gracing runways, movie screens and red carpets since the 50’s. Now, with the appointment of Mathew M. Williams as the new Creative Director, Givenchy is looking to the future.

Founded in 1957 by Hubert James Taffin de Givenchy, the French fashion house was made famous by Audrey Hepburn, Givenchy’s original muse. The dynamic duo redefined elegance in the 50’s and 60’s, emboldening runways with sleek, architectural silhouettes and contemporary, two-piece designs.

Since Givenchy’s retirement in 1995, the fashion house has been helmed by some of the industry’s greatest, including John Galliano and Alexander McQueen. The most recent Creative Director, Claire Waight Keller, designed Meghan Markle’s wedding gown.

Now, with the appointment of Matthew M. Williams, the fashion house is certain to maintain its reputation as an industry trailblazer.

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A self-taught designer who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Bella Hadid, Williams has garnered praise from the LMVH Group – comprised of elite brands including Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior – for his breadth of work, which ranges from elevated streetwear to art deco-inspired runway gowns.

An impassioned futurist with an unconventional approach to design that often incorporates technology and unconventionality — e.g., Gaga’s infamous “disco stick”— Williams will bring a fresh point of view to Givenchy while still maintaining the integrity of the fashion house and its history.

Image Source: @GivenchyOfficial Instagram

“I am extremely honored to join the House of Givenchy,” Williams said in a statement. “The maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream.”

The Aventura Mall Givenchy boutique is located on the lower level near Nordstrom. To speak with a store associate, please call 305-682-9773.


 

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