I'm a bit angry, because Givenchy had its show in NYC. And Givenchy is French. And I know all the Rihannas, Kims, et cetera are in the US, but never mind, I give zero eff: they can afford 10 business plane tickets to Paris.
I won't debate in details about the recent laws that just passed in France about models, not here, and will just say ; here we are : some great fashion houses just leave to walk their show elsewhere. I will also add my opinion about this modeling law : the real issue to regulate is not BMI, but age. And great model protection agencies and people with a true experience (Sara Ziff for the Model Alliance for instance) of the industry will say the same thing. Period. I am not saying this IS the reason why Givenchy walked in NYC, but, I wanted to mention this thing.
After my rant, let's talk about love. So far I always respected Givenchy identity and history, as well as Riccardo Tisci's amazing business man work around the brand, but never had a personal crush with the collections.
THIS collection, I had to write an article just for it, because I loved too many looks to include it in another #NYFW digest. Actually I loved all of them, but forced myself to select only some, just to not spam you.
Fact : it was all about black, white, lace, and lingerie as clothes, or clothes as lingerie, your choice. With, as usual, bleached brows.
Yes I'm in a "neutral" mood these past days, I'm attracted to black, to grey, white, some lace and thin straps and silky fabrics. Badass mood. Anyway.
AND. Riccardo Tisci was helped by an incredible creative hand on this show : Marina Abramovic, who supported the artistic direction. I'm fascinated by this woman... In the collection teaser, she speaks about the collection theme : love, forgiveness, and peace.
I did not mention the show took place on 9/11... Make the bridge.
I don't know how Marina Abramovic interfered in the creative process of the show, but in the end, I just found myself screaming at every picture " AHHHHH I LOVE IT".
I am ready to wear this, right now. Send it to me. Givenchy's version of a simple silhouette.
Tisci also went further in his masked-face-thing in this show. If you look at beauty close-ups, it's amazing.
See you later for a #NYFW digest.