Givenchy Stays in the Black for Spring 2009

Givenchy Stays in the Black for Spring 2009

>> Keep the hard-edged black leather, trade in the religious iconography of Fall for cowboy couture, and you've got Riccardo Tisci's vision of Spring.  The collection already has at least one early adopter in the form of Carine Roitfeld, and she's not the only top brass taking note: at least four LVMH executives sat front row, indicating that Givenchy may be moving on up in importance for the group.  So will the bondage tops, denim and leather chaps, and peekaboo dresses catch on?  With most of the fashion crowd, for sure — except maybe Cathy Horyn, who called the collection "gluttonous" and a "mess."

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