Leather and Lipstick
There’s something inherently Givenchy about black leather, and Riccardo Tisci’s Fall 2012 collection only further hammered that point home. For fans of the brand who coveted, and even managed to get their hands on, Tisci’s influential knee-high boots with the heel-covering sheaths from that season, the material will be forever linked to the French house. Somewhat easier to procure, however, were the black lambskin-encased bullets of Givenchy Le Rouge the brand launched earlier this month, boasting twelve shades of semimatte-finish lipstick that defines, plumps, and hydrates mouths as it delivers a single coat of highly pigmented color. Instant collector’s items, they’re as fun to pull out of your bag as they are to put on. For summer, Givenchy is introducing two limited-edition shades of the popular pout perfectors in—wait for it—white leather cases. Le Rouge Croisière is available in #309 Fuchsia, a mid-tone lavender, and #310 Coral, a poppy melon, and as anyone who has worn white leather before knows, each tube will take a bit of a beating if carelessly thrown into the abyss of a well-traveled bag. All the more reason to save them for outfits that require a pristine clutch.