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Givenchy Couture

HAUTE TOUGH


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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