The cult of Givenchy
now includes Michael Jackson; the gloved one's been snapped by the paparazzi in Riccardo Tisci's studded jackets. It's not necessarily the kind of endorsement that PR companies go after, but the designer is tickled by the association. By coincidence, he's launching a greatest-hits capsule collection called Redux of his signature white blouses and lightweight studded pieces that will be slightly less expensive than his regular offerings. Key looks in Tisci's glam pre-spring lineup, which skews more North African than his recent Wild West and South American journeys, include draped minidresses accented with gold coin necklaces, a gold sequin strapless dress topped by a black tux jacket, and drop-crotch Moroccan pants worn with a soft white blouse or a trim navy jacket. Tailoring in white stretch piqué, meanwhile, is a preview of what he's planning for his Paris show in October.