Mar 17, 2015

Givenchy Fall Winter 2015 Fashion Show

Riccardo Tisci - This fashion collection -Simultaneously aggressive and elegant, these paradoxical elements played with contrast and silhouettes. Soft, slick kiss curls were flattened against models’ bedazzled faces.
Encrusted gems were placed strategically up the ears and onto the face below the eyes, across cheeks, and dangling from septums in lavish curled shapes, splitting attention between the spectacle of the face and body.These were what helped give the fashion show some street cred, while the outfits themselves harkened back to silhouettes from the Victorian era. Rich black tail coats, peacock feather-printed silk dress gowns, turn-of-the-century wallpaper patterns worked into velvet tops and sculptural jet-beaded evening gowns all put the designer’s couture-level talents on fine display. But as Tisci has a well-documented love of gothic and things that go bump in the night, this collection had a darkness staining its soul. Vanessa Ives, the character played by Eva Green in the television series “Penny Dreadful,” would be well served by all of the ensembles in this show.