4 posts tagged "Ciara"
The eagle-eyed Catherine Kallon at Red Carpet Fashion Awards performed one of her usual acts of fashion divination today: From a blurry, cell phone pic of Beyoncé shooting a new music video in the Mojave Desert, she’s managed to identify a Spring ’11 Givenchy Couture gown. (Time will tell if she’s right, but looks likely to us.)
But Queen B is only the latest diva to strap on one of the house’s showstopping couture creations. In the spirit of celebration, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite high-drama ladies in Riccardo Tisci’s couture. Continue Reading “The Diva Wore Givenchy” »
The MTV Video Music Awards are one of the kickiest and most slaphappy shows of the red-carpet calendar. This is the event, after all, where Kanye famously stormed the stage, where Eminem got a faceful (a scripted faceful, but a faceful all the same) of Brüno’s behind. The dress code, accordingly, tends to be on the slightly less sophisticated end.
Not last night. Maybe it was the presence of Lady Gaga—who, by the way, took home multiple awards, accepted in multiple over-the-top outfits—but starlets stepped up their game. Before the night was through, Gaga had tried a cascading Alexander McQueen gown (complete with Spring 2010 armadillo-esque heels) and a custom, lavishly tiered Giorgio Armani collaboration. But she was matched by a few strong, stylish types who raised the VMA stakes. There were not one but two Fall ’10 Givenchy Haute Couture gowns to grace the carpet last night: British singer Florence Welch (lately a fan of Willow for such events) wore Riccardo Tisci’s gorgeous, golden lace-encrusted gown to great effect. And Tisci’s pal Ciara chose the ombré feathered stunner worn by house favorite Malgosia Bela at the couture presentation. The two are all we want to talk about from the show—and since the ceremony was one that featured a comedy sketch starring LiLo and a détente (of sorts) between Kanye and Taylor Swift, that’s saying something.
What do you think? Who was the evening’s best-dressed star?
Once you’ve got the ear of Riccardo Tisci—not to mention the key to his closets at Givenchy couture—you hold on to it as long as you can. That seems to be the strategy of his darling of the moment, Ciara, and we can’t say that we blame her. Last we checked in with the R&B chanteuse, she was charming the pants off of Tisci, literally: She managed to sweet-talk her way to a spangled pair of harem trousers. (Some girls have all the luck.) Over the weekend, she chose Givenchy not once, but twice, wearing a lace-embellished jumpsuit to the Grammy Awards, where she was a nominee for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and a feathered jacket, shorts, and thigh-high boot look for the “Salute to Icons” event the night before, both fresh from the Couture runway. We think she does the label proud. What about you?