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The Incredible Lives Of Hawking And Givenchy

By Christopher Ebuka 14 March 2018   |   5:00 pm

In today’s throwback, we look at the incredible lives of fashion designer, Hubert de Givenchy and Scientist, Stephen Hawking.

Hubert de Givenchy

Hubert James Taffin de Givenchy was born on 21 February 1927 in Beauvais, Oise. Givenchy started designing at a young age and founded Givenchy in 1952, and by the time he was 25, he became one of the most-known designers in Paris. In 1958, he created the iconic ‘Balloon coat’ and the ‘Baby Doll’ dress.

His brand went global when he started designing clothes for Audrey Hepburn, one of the most iconic actresses in Hollywood. The duo collaborated all through Hepburn’s career, with Hepburn being the face of Givenchy’s first perfume line, L’Interdit and Le de Givenchy, a job she did on the basis of friendship as she charged no fee.

Hubert de Givenchy died in his sleep on Monday, March 12, 2018. He was 91.

Stephen Hawking
Hawking was born on January 8, 2018. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology and was a vigorous supporter of the many world’s interpretations of quantum mechanics.
Hawking had a rare early form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – a disease that makes you lose control of your nerves – that gradually paralysed him over decades. Throughout his life, he was still able to communicate using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device.
Hawking died on 14 March 2018, at the age of 76.