During his five-year tenure as Givenchy's head designer, McQueen injected his own edgy sensibility into the iconic design house. "His collections for Givenchy were very contentious," says Rubenstein. "Givenchy was the designer for Audrey Hepburn and did really ladylike clothes. McQueen’s feeling was that he got to take over a couture house and use the amazing craftsmanship to create incredibly angular and laborious-crafted pieces."
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