From chic Egyptian print clutches to metallic embossed totes, Givenchy bags lend extra allure to any outfit. Subtle and sophisticated or bold and becoming, this iconic label’s handbags have earned a rightful place in fashion and pop culture. Fall in love with supple Italian leather and abstract motifs. Swoon over deluxe denim and textural black leather.
From Initiate to Icon Status
Founded in 1952 by visionary designer Hubert de Givenchy, this renowned French fashion house first drew attention with a collection of ethereal pencil skirts and delicate blouses. The first high fashion label to design and create luxurious ready-to-wear pieces, Givenchy began to cultivate a name through its unprecedented apparel and famous female muses.
Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn championed the designer both in public and on film, with the latter gracing the silver screen wearing Givenchy in classic flicks such as Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. During the 1970s the label diversified its production with leather goods, jewelry, homewares and upholstery. By the mid-1990s illustrious designers such as John Galliano and Alexander McQueen were treading the hallways.
In 2005, Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci became the artistic director of womenswear. His penchant for gothic romantic and futuristic esthetics left fashion critics talking. Responsible for launching strong yet feminine shoulder bags such as the Givenchy Antigona and the Pandora purse, Tisci continues to deliver an inspirational output.
Today, the luxury label attracts the crème de la crème of the celebrity world and global royalty with Beyoncé, Kate Moss and Princess Grace of Monaco actively flaunting its couture, purses and apparel.
Givenchy’s iconic logo is immediately recognizable, the 4 geometric G’s etched in our memory.
Tricks of the Trade
Match a crinkly Givenchy Pandora handbag with a pair of skinny jeans and biker jacket for the ultimate urban esthetic, or team a classic Antigona gray purse with an asymmetrical skirt and a Givenchy T-shirt.
For stripped-down chic Givenchy’s black bags, backpacks and shopper bags are ideal for weekends and days out with friends. Pair with a classic