Alexander McQueen’s winter 1999 haute couture collection for Givenchy, inspired by the execution of Lady Jane Grey as painted by Delacroix.

The ateliers of Givenchy, from a few years ago.

The ateliers of Givenchy, from a few years ago.

John Galliano for Givenchy haute couture, autumn/winter 1996.
Just because.
Photography by Paolo Roversi.

John Galliano for Givenchy haute couture, autumn/winter 1996.

Just because.

Photography by Paolo Roversi.

A winter 2010 Dior haute couture gown, alongside Valentino, Chanel and Givenchy, in storage before a Grace Coddington shoot for October 2010 American Vogue

A winter 2010 Dior haute couture gown, alongside Valentino, Chanel and Givenchy, in storage before a Grace Coddington shoot for October 2010 American Vogue

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Givenchy haute couture, 1963. Coral cotton lace entirely embroidered with coral and coral-coloured glass beads, by Maison Lesage

Givenchy haute couture, 1963. Coral cotton lace entirely embroidered with coral and coral-coloured glass beads, by Maison Lesage

Givenchy depicted by Jenifer Corker

Givenchy depicted by Jenifer Corker

Givenchy illustrated by Josie Hall

Givenchy illustrated by Josie Hall

Givenchy by Piet Paris

Givenchy by Piet Paris

"He knows how a wrist moves in a cuff."
Hubert de Givenchy

"He knows how a wrist moves in a cuff."

Hubert de Givenchy

"The greatest influence upon my career."
Hubert de Givenchy

"The greatest influence upon my career."

Hubert de Givenchy

Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture, winter 2000. His final haute couture show, his penultimate haute couture collection.

Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture, winter 2000. His final haute couture show, his penultimate haute couture collection.

Alexander McQueen’s autumn/winter 1999 haute couture collection for Givenchy. Inspired by Paul Delaroche’s portrait of Lady Jane Grey, with perspex mannequins flying up out of the floor like ghosts from the past.

Alexander McQueen’s autumn/winter 1999 haute couture collection for Givenchy. Inspired by Paul Delaroche’s portrait of Lady Jane Grey, with perspex mannequins flying up out of the floor like ghosts from the past.

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Alexander McQueen’s second couture collection for Givenchy, ‘Eclect Dissect’, July 1997

Alexander McQueen’s second couture collection for Givenchy, ‘Eclect Dissect’, July 1997