Riccardo Tisci Surprises Fans At Barneys’ Givenchy Trunk Show
It’s a good thing Riccardo Tisci wears comfortable shoes. The Givenchy designer made a guerrilla appearance at Barneys New York yesterday, fresh off the plane from Rio and sneaker-shod, the better to keep up his sprinting pace on projects. To wit: Just after sending out his lauded Spring ’10 womenswear collection in Paris, Tisci got to work on his Fall ’10 menswear, then jetted to Brazil, where he presented a combined show of Givenchy men’s, women’s, and couture at Oi Fashion Rocks. The stop-off in New York, meanwhile, not only coincided with a trunk show of the Givenchy Spring stuff, but also provided Tisci with a chance to meet with a new collaborator on a top-secret project. “Sorry, I can’t say anything about it yet, except that I’m very excited,” he said. Given his breakneck schedule, however, it did seem fitting that, just in time for the Barneys trunk show, Givenchy’s debut Redux collections had arrived on the sales floor. Yes: Spring clothes, already, but the embroidered white cotton dresses exclusive to Barneys were begging to be layered over tights and worn with a pair of the sky-high Givenchy Spring ’10 platforms on display. Or maybe not quite so sky-high. It turns out a few styles arriving soon feature a new heel, 50 centimeters shorter. Not exactly made for sprinting, still, but every centimeter helps.