Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: For his Givenchy couture collection, Riccardo Tisci took inspiration from the 1927 Fritz Lang movie Metropolis and the theme music from Russian film, 1924’s Aelita: Queen of Mars. The result was an haute-tough combination, with bead-encrusted gowns layered over white tank tops. Referencing the 1920s, a series of slouchy, off-shoulder gowns featured Art Deco embellishment, while a duo of gowns — one covered meticulously in individual crocodile scales — had the feeling of armor. Full-length skirts paired with silk tees or knit cashmere tanks were a directional take — casual meets formal. Details played on the juxtaposition of themes, as sheer layers, revealing open backs, and thigh-high zip-up slits added hints of femininity, contrasting heavy metal details like cross-shoulder chain straps and oversized septum rings. —Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Full-length — Lean / Slouchy
Color: Chocolate Brown / Tan / Black / White
Key Items: Long sleeve gown / Cashmere tank top / Silk tee / Long zip-up skirt
Materials: Crocodile / Silk Cady / Chiffon / Cashmere knits / Bead-encrusted Material
Details + Trim: Art Deco embellishment / Beading / Two-way zipper closures / T-cut + open backs
Accessories + Footwear: Heavy metal septum rings + hoop earrings / Leather opera gloves
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