The Givenchy Fall '13 collection certainly catered to a strong, stylish woman. Even from the start, the show notes declared that "future feminism" was the source of inspiration and drive for this lineup. It came as no surprise then that long sheer skirts, tougher knits, toggled outerwear, and structured striped boots all made the styling cut. Watch the complete Givenchy collection come down the runway now — and be on the lookout for appearances from Natalia Vodianova and Erin Wasson!
With a front row that included Jessica Chastain, Frank Ocean, Amanda Seyfried, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian, Riccardo Tisci's Fall 2013 show for Givenchy was among the buzziest of Paris Fashion Week outings yet. Thanks to a live performance by Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons and the imposing circular runway at Halle Freyssinet, it was also one of the more theatrical.
The Givenchy Fall '13 woman is strong — even the show notes described this collection as one defined by "future feminism." What exactly does that look like? To start, Riccardo Tisci sent out long sheer skirts, trimmed with embellishments, then topped them with tougher (and sometimes sparkly) knits. Long gone are the Rottweiler prints, now replaced by sweeter Bambi-printed sweatshirts. Zippered layers were styled with ruffled leather midi-length skirts, hints of rose prints and plaid were scattered throughout, and the outerwear showcased toggle-front detailing and wide waist-cinching belts. Meanwhile, the shoes — midcalf boots with bold stripes — and rosebud hair caps rounded out each model's look with equal parts softness and structure. Considering the front row that included Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, Nicole Richie, and Frank Ocean, we're pretty sure Tisci's latest for Givenchy will be seen off-runway very soon. See the complete Fall '13 collection inside.
The House of Givenchy was opened in 1952, with Audrey Hepburn in place as one of designer Hubert de Givenchy's original muses. While the brand still captures the chic, feminine moments of the midcentury ideal, today's collections have an edge. Models are frequently done up in overstated eye makeup with slick, slightly waved hair. See some modern-day interpretations of the fashion house's forward-looking approach.
Zoe Saldana turned up the sex appeal for the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty tonight — she showed up in a lacy black Givenchy number that was basically the epitome of boudoir-chic. Saldana accessorized her dress with a few silver rings and a gorgeous pair of drop earrings, and capitalized on the Old Hollywood glamour with a slicked-back chignon and a sweep of red lipstick. Dare we say that we love this look more than her red-carpet confection earlier tonight? Time for you to weigh in now.
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Solange Knowles, Katy Perry, and Florence Welch all had green on their minds tonight at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Solange chose a beaded emerald gown with structured cap sleeves and a thigh-high slit, finished with contrasting neon spiked Christian Louboutin pumps. Katy wore a mint-colored Gucci gown with a decolletage-revealing keyhole and bejeweled neckline, while Florence sparkled in an emerald-green custom-made Givenchy with a side slit and studs. All different shades of green, all fabulous in their own right. But who wins this style battle?
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Clad in a custom-made, emerald green Givenchy gown, Florence Welch lit up the Grammys red carpet — you can't miss that sexy thigh-high slit or those killer studs. The singer completed her look with a coordinating clutch and strappy sandals, while a multitude of rings and a deep red lip added just the right amount of detail. Thoughts?
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Tisci will continue in his role as Givenchy's creative director for the next three years while the brand "shifts into an expansion mode" that hopes to capitalize on its current popularity. Tisci's wildly salable clothing — like the rottweiler t-shirt from Fall 2011 that became a hit with customers and celebrities alike — are doubtless a part of his staying power at the brand.
In early January, Jacobs mentioned at both the WWD CEO Summit and a talk with Fern Mallis at 92nd Street Y that he and his business partner Marc Duffy were heading to Paris to talk about their contracts with LVMH, which were last renewed at the beginning of 2011. "I'm not really sure," he said when WWD's executive editor Bridget Foley pressed him about specifics at the summit. "I know that we're discussing renegotiations."
There's not much evidence to suggest that Jacobs hasn't signed on the dotted line, although when he talked about his tenure at Louis Vuitton with Mallis, he said, "I've been there for 15 years — though I don't know if I'll be there for 15 more." Jacobs is the only creative director Louis Vuitton has ever had, and it's difficult to imagine what the brand would look like without his aesthetic and elaborate runway staging.
But creative directors — unlike Supreme Court justices or tenured university professors — don't get lifetime appointments. Jacobs was, for a long time, the front-runner for the creative director's chair at Dior, suggesting that he's prepared to leave Vuitton for the right opportunity. But after the Dior talks ended, Jacobs said of his job, "There is so much more left to do and building Louis Vuitton into a fashion company is something nobody else can say they really started."
It's official: we've spotted the not-so-basic black dress trend at not one, not two, but three award shows so far. We first noticed it at the Critics' Choice Awards, then saw it crop up again at the Golden Globes, and now Claire Danes, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Dockery (just to name a few) are opting for reinvented and reimagined black gowns at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. We're talking about dresses with sexy sheer cutouts, high-shine embellishments, and strategically placed ruffles. If there's one thing we can take away, it's that 2013 is the year we may take a second look at our go-to black dress in the back of our closets — it's time for an update.
Claire Danes made her second postbaby appearance tonight wearing a one-shouldered black Givenchy dress, which featured retro-inspired black and white geometric detailing down the side. It was all in the details of Claire's dress. Case in point: a piece of sculptural drapery connected the sleek, body-conscious silhouette of her dress's long left sleeve to the column skirt, which also happened to get an artful pop from the black and white embellishments. Although we couldn't take a peek at her shoes, her floral black cocktail ring, red lip, and slightly messy updo provided the extra dose of red-carpet drama. Do you think Claire nailed it?
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