Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy
is hot. So hot, few could blame him if he declined to change things up for pre-fall. But change things up he did, and the results looked great. "It's much more clean," he said. "I'm going back to Givenchy's roots, looking at late-sixties, early-seventies French style." That means the studding and the heavy embellishing that's become practically synonymous with the Paris label during Tisci's reign is gone. In their place is a mixing of masculine and feminine elements, with a heavy hit of eroticism—the designer mentioned the 1974 film Emmanuelle
. An ivory grain de poudre jumpsuit dipped low in front to expose a flash of a black lace tank. A delicate white blouse with a bow at the neck was paired with tough-chic high-waisted black leather shorts, and a boxy ribbed sweater with a miniskirt of ostrich feathers. OK, Tisci hasn't completely forgotten about frills. The news on the accessories front: The brand's über-popular Nightingale bag now comes as a trolley carry-on.