You will prepare and submit a term paper on Hubert de Givenchy. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. On February 20, 1927, a small town of France: Beauvais witnessed the birth of Hubert de Givenchy. Although Givenchy was born in a wealthy family. however, he experienced loss of his father due to influenza at a very young age, and his grandfather and mother were responsible for his nurture and care. Analysis of the literature available on this designer indicated that his family already belonged to an artistic background that is one of the factors of Givenchy’s inspiration from the childhood (The Columbia Encyclopedia, 2009). In specific, Givenchy’s grandfather was an artist, and the family included designers of the Elysee Palace and the Paris Opera. Besides influence from the family members, the International Exhibition of Paris was a major event in France, and Givenchy’s visit to its fashion pavilion became the most important breakthrough that lighted the match of fashion in his life. From this personal inspiration and support of the family, he studied at Beaux-Arts School after the Second World War that was a very high-status arts school in the country. During his early days, Givenchy was fond of ‘Vogue’ magazines and adored work of Balenciaga in those publications. In his admiration, Givenchy once went to apply at Balenciaga but confronted disappointment due to hits rawness in the field (Porter & Prince, 261-267). However, this disappointment did not remain for long and he was able to join Jacques Fath in mid-1940s. During the same period, he got the opportunity to work for Lucien Lelong. After his employment at LeLong, Givenchy managed boutique of Else Schiaparelli from late 1940s until early 1950s. Experts believe that .such brief employment of Givenchy was very learning and inspiring for him to begin his own fleet of work in the year 1952.