July 12, 2010

Givenchy inspired
by Frida Kahlo


FW 2010/11 Haute Couture. For Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci chose the intimate setting of a hôtel particulier on Place Vendôme. Ten models presented portraits of looks to a handful of journalists and international customers in private showings, replacing the traditional runway parade. A bold statement about reinventing luxury and affirming the unique essence of haute couture…

The tragic life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo inspired majestic white, flesh and gold gowns, featuring exquisite leather lace and ostrich feathers. The openwork backs evoked the artist’s broken vertebrae, embroidery and crystal clusters created incredible skeleton motifs. Gothic joined sensual for a flamboyant Givenchy presentation

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