Educated, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts.
Faculty of Law University Paris. Apprenticeship fashion houses of Lelong, 1945-1946. Apprentice fashion houses of Piquet, 1946-1948.
Apprenticeship fashion houses of Fath, 1948-1949, Schiaparelli, 1949-1951. Opened his own fashion house, Paris, 1952—1988. President, director general Givenchy-Couture, since 1954.
President Christie's France, since 1997. President Cristobal Balenciaga Foundation, Spain, 2003.