Keyword: designer

Hubert de Givenchy, maker of style icons, dies aged 91

Frenchman who dressed Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and was famous for his take on the 'little black dress' died at Renaissance chateau.

French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel dies aged 86

Rykiel,who died of complications from Parkinson's disease, found success with clothes designed for women 'on the go' and unlike many designers was also a writer.

French designer Courrèges dies aged 92

André Courrèges, who battled Parkinson’s disease for 30 years, revolutionized fashion in the 1960s and helped popularise miniskirts.

French clothes designer Christian Audigier dies aged 57

The US-based Ed Hardy brand designer was diagnosed in January with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, an illness affecting bone marrow and blood.

French designer Andrée Putman dies aged 87

Her many achievements included revamping the interior of the Concorde supersonic jet and helping coin the concept of the boutique hotel.