Birds of Paradise – Riccardo Tisci delivers heavenly creations for Givenchy’s fall 2011 haute couture collection. Modeled by Mariacarla Boscono, Daphne Groeneveld, Joan Smalls, Caroline Trentini, Izabel Goulart, Zuzanna Bijoch, Iselin Steiro, Saskia de Brauw and Kasia Struss; the ivory gowns of romantic chantilly lace, airy feathers and gauzy silk tulle show structured yet delicate workmanship.
Naomi Campbell lets out her inner panther for the fall 2011 campaign from Givenchy. Photographed by Mert & Marcus, Naomi is joined by fellow supermodels Natalia Vodianova, Kristen McMenamy and Maricarla Bocono (all unpictured). (Style)
Riccardo’s World – The latest issue of Interview Magazine features Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci with a Q&A conducted by Donatella Versace. Accompanying the article, Steven Klein photographs models Guinevere van Seenus and Saskia de Brauw in Givenchy’s fall 2011 collection in his moody, limitless style. Outfitted by Ludivine Poiblanc, the duo rocks neon hued hair accessories and hard edged attitudes. Here is an excerpt of the interview below:
VERSACE: Has your initial passion diminished at all? Is it still the same as it always was? Or are you getting used to it?
TISCI: I have to be honest: My great strength, which I very much believe in, is family…
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Givenchy Style – Givenchy’s latest fragrance entitled Dahlia Noir does not come out until late 2011, but the campaign starring Riccardo Tisci muse Mariacarla Boscono already has the blogosphere buzzing. Described as dark and sensual, this latest advertisement features Mariacarla in a harness with a sheer cape. (Grazia UK, TFS)
Jacquelyn Jablonski plays a gothic beauty for the fall cosmetics campaign from Givenchy. (TFS)
Lions, panthers and bears, oh my–Givenchy’s fall 2011 collection gave way to a plethora of prints for the new season. Designer Riccardo Tisci took on floral and panther prints with a mostly monochromatic color palette accented by forest green and violet hues. The styling of the show was not so much casual, but more street-wear friendly than previous seasons with sheer material paired with mini ruffled skirts, leather jackets and knit sweaters.
Givenchy’s spring 2011 couture showing gives way to another presentation this season with ten looks by designer Riccardo Tisci. Unique to the showing was a cast of all Asian models including Shu Pei, Ming Xi, Tao Okamoto, Hye Rim Park, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Jiang Xiao Yi, Ai Tominaga, So Young Kang and Du Juan. Perhaps the casting can be attributed the Eastern influence of the collection found in the delicate folds, structured shapes and warrior like headpieces inspired by Japanese artwork.
Givenchy brings some color into pre-fall with an austere collection made for the fashion conscious. Continuing with its t motif and use of sheer materials, Givenchy presents a collection of contrast–severe looks and uninhibited glamour combine for a story of gradient hues and structured silhouettes.