The nephew of legendary fashion icon Hubert De Givenchy has been ordered to serve five days of community service in New York after pleading guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct. Jewellery designer James de Givenchy was arrested in November (13) after punching a cop who was attempting to have his Mercedes-Benz car towed.
He was initially slapped with counts of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated, and both he and his wife Gina were charged with obstruction of governmental administration.
However, the 50 year old managed to strike a jail-free plea deal with prosecutors and was handed his sentence on Thursday (27Mar14) during a hearing at Manhattan Criminal Court, reports the New York Daily News.
Gina de Givenchy, 46, is due in court next month (Apr14).
James' uncle founded the House of Givenchy in 1952.
The brunette beauty finally unveiled her highly-anticipated gown to the world on Friday (29Apr11) as she wed the royal in London, putting an end to months of rumours over who had been given the task of designing the famous frock.
Middleton chose Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton, who took over as creative director of the label after the famed couturier's suicide in February last year (10).
The choice has now won her praise from the fashion world's elite, with legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld telling Women's Wear Daily, "She is very elegant. The dress is classic and goes very well in the Westminster decor. I love the modest veil with the Queen Mother's Thirties scroll tiara and balanced volume of the whole gown. She's radiant. She never was so beautiful."
Donatella Versace says, "Kate's dress was beautiful. She looked very regal," while Hubert de Givenchy adds, "The dress is very simple and very nice. The veil is a little flat, but because she has such a lovely face, she can afford to wear it this way. She is very pretty."
The black dress Audrey Hepburn wore in classic film Breakfast at Tiffany's will go under the hammer in December to raise money for India's destitute.
Hubert De Givenchy, who was responsible for the actress' wardrobe for the 1961 movie, designed the outfit for Hepburn's character, Holly Golightly. She is seen wearing it in the film's opening scene.
The dress is expected to fetch up to $130,000 when it goes on auction at Christie's in London.
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