9 posts tagged "Givenchy Haute Couture"
Riccardo Tisci is famous for his meticulous casting: Rumor around Paris during men’s fashion week was that he begins casting his shows as far as six months in advance to get the perfect mix. No surprise, then, that the models who hit the boards for his Fall 2011 men’s show (including a few ladies, like Daphne Groeneveld, Saskia de Brauw, and Joan Smalls) made for one of the best lineups of the week. His Givenchy Haute Couture collection was shown in Paris today, and he’s attempted another casting coup: using only Asian models, including Ming Xi, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Shu Pei Qin, Du Juan, Ai Tominaga, and Tao Okamoto. Check it out above, and check back shortly for the full Givenchy Fall 2011 couture show.
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?
As the decade draws to a close, it seems fair to wonder: What was aughts fashion? What was memorable? What will embarass us when we look back at photos twenty, thirty years hence? What was significant, in that it changed the way we shop or dress? Another magazine’s forthcoming issue takes a stab at the question of what’s mattered, fashion-wise, since the turn of the millennium, pulling pieces from the archives and pairing 28 celebs with key designers in order to create images that celebrate, in editor-in-chief Jefferson Hack’s words, “how far fashion and design have come.” Another has given Style.com a sneak peek behind the scenes at the shoots—Chloë Sevigny in Miu Miu, Courtney Love turned out in Givenchy Haute Couture, both Olsen twins taking on Calvin Klein Collection, and more. What do you think we’ll remember about the ’00s? What would you prefer to forget?
While Karl Lagerfeld was literally having his work cut out for him at Chanel Haute Couture (by Kamo, a Japanese hairdresser who created the show’s elaborate paper headdresses), his fellow designers had a slightly different form of scissorwork in mind. The sharp, soot-colored suits at Anne Valérie Hash and Armani Privé recalled the fitted tailoring and moody elegance of the Edwardian era. That age also resurfaced in the exaggerated shoulders inching up toward the models’ chins on a number of runways. Riccardo Tisci, fashion’s dark knight, kept things light at Givenchy by swapping sheer puffs of organza for shoulder pads. Click for a slideshow, then let us know whether Couture’s Edwardiana trend strikes you as fresh or stuck in the past.