It was with great sadness today that the House of Givenchy reported the passing of its founder Count Hubert de Givenchy, a major influence in the world of fashion with an enviable career that spanned decades. He was an aristocrat (literally) of the fashion industry. He was 91.
He lived in a 16th-century castle known as Manoir du Jonchet, located approximately 80 miles from Paris, that he purchased in the 1970’s. He restored and furnished it in such a way that makes a castle feel cozy. It feels very much like a home that is actually livable as opposed to feeling like a place where you’re afraid to sit on the chairs. Manoir du Jonchet even included pieces designed by artisan Diego Giacometti, which were auctioned off earlier this month at Christie’s (by the way lots realized over $32 million). In honor of Mr. Givenchy, let’s take a look at Manoir du Jonche, the place he called home.