88 posts tagged "Riccardo Tisci"
Ce n’est pas juste: Not only do French women not get fat—so we hear, at least—but the lucky ladies also seem to be able to pull off outfits no Upper East Side social could even dream of. Take Leonor Scherrer. The daughter of couturier Jean-Louis Scherrer and object of Riccardo Tisci’s affection (“I’m completely in love with her,” Givenchy’s creative director has said. “For me, she represents France in all senses: the elegance, the aristocracy, the darkness”) wore the designer’s long, lean column dress to a charity dinner in Paris last night. It’s the head wrap that really sets Scherrer’s look apart, though. Who else but a French fille, we ask, could make a pashmina look like a prop from an Ingres painting? Do you like the look?
More recession blues: Versace announced plans to cut 350 jobs by the middle of next year. [WWD]
When modeling loses its appeal for Heidi Mount, she’s got her next job all lined up: “I’d really like to try to be an aesthetician. I’m a zit popper and I enjoy it, so I’ve looked into it.” [W Editors’ Blog]
The brave women at British Vogue test-walked Alexander McQueen‘s 12-inch—a.k.a. one-foot—heels and were humbled by the experience. [British Vogue]
Kate Moss to walk the runway for Givenchy?If Riccardo Tisci has anything to say about it. [Fashionologie]
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.
As far as I can tell, the evolution of pants over the past couple years seems to have gone something like this: skinny, very skinny, legging-like, leggings, and then, of course, to utter extinction, with no pants at all. But like death and taxes, you can also rely on the fashion pendulum’s reverse swing. This past weekend, the pantsuit seemed to have a flickery moment of life. First there was Junya Watanabe’s show, in which the smartest and freshest looks were those with slim (but still bona fide) pants worn with very tailored jackets. Barneys New York’s Julie Gilhart immediately pronounced herself a fan. Then yesterday at Givenchy, Vogue Nippon‘s front-row bellwether Anna Dello Russo arrived in characteristically impeccable form in a cream-colored jacket and trousers from Riccardo Tisci’s Fall collection. Starting to feel it yet?