Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Givenchy Autumn-Winter 2010/2011
"RICCARDO TISCI has proved himself to be a man of contradictions on the Givenchy catwalk – but there is a general consensus that he is one of the most talented and exciting designers working today.It’s a notion not bound for contradiction after tonight’s show that, said Vogue’s fashion director Lucinda Chambers, “had all the angels and devils that we expect to see from him, but really, thoroughly beautifully put together”.When you turn up to a show and all the ushers and PR girls have been made up – or “Givenchy-ed” – you know that you’re about to see a true fashion performance. And Tisci didn’t disappoint.From neoprene and leather to feather light lace and barely there gossamer – which trailed out behind the models like literal angel wings – the show took models (with glossy, glittery red lips that implied that when they looked innocent, they most certainly weren’t), from the hardest, most pointedly tailored attitude to the most ethereal romance.As well as beautifully built, the clothes were wearable – jewelled scarlet handbags and gloves as much investment pieces as the blazer dresses and heeled mid-calf boots they were worn with. Miniskirts had leather fronts and lace backs, huge black leather Parkas were good to snuggle up in right now to keep out the Parisian cold, while a velvet version was worn with a chiffon blouse over a lace vest to take utilitarian looks into evening.Sumptuous velvet evening dresses, with one shoulder revealed in a pointed fold to reveal the sparkling chiffon underneath, made the best of the Givenchy woman: truly sophisticated and never less than powerful."
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