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Category: Givenchy

Beyonce X Dazed&Confused

Yeah that just happened. Beyonce looking BEYOND amazing on the cover of Dazed&Confused July 2011. Shot by Sharif Hamza she appears in Givenchy Fall 2011, this time not styled by her official stylist, Ty Hunter. Instead she’s styled by Karen Langley.
After seeing the image it only made me recreate the “Why Don’t You Love Me” video in all Givenchy Fall 2011. And then I heard “Countdown”(from the leaked album) I just knew it. The next video from the 4 album should be to “Countdown” and the artistic vision of it should be the same held within this image. Beautiful, striking, with just something a little bit gritty about it.
Just another reason haters gone hate.
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FILM: Alexander McQueen

I’ve always doubt that people completely grasp the entirety of something they proclaim to be a fan of. Yes everyone says that Alexander McQueen was a revolutionary in the fashion industry, even an outlier, but to be quite honest, I feel as if most say it because they’ve heard others say it. This video, which aired on BBC 2 in 2009, shall hopefully round out that education.
With footage with some of Alexander’s earliest shows like the Highlander Rape, the episode is a real gem. It even explains a fact that is very frequently lost on most: it was McQueen who made the bumster cut(which is like a close sibling of the low cut) trouser popular. It also gives some insights into McQueen’s purpose for himself during his stint at Givenchy(a stint that I myself often forget).

Below are a few of McQueen’s Givenchy looks that I thought were still relevant and even could be found in the shows today.



INTERVIEW: Lea T of Givenchy


Lea T is a story that needed to be told, and who better to tell it than Lea?

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PRE-FALL: Sheer 2011


Labels: Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Temperly London, Yves Saint Laurent

We again look to Givenchy when we begin to discuss the sheer trend that has been prominent in collections for a few seasons now. Last season the blogs buzzed about Abbey Lee Kershaw‘s street style when she wore a sheer skirt, but the trend been popping up on runways since at the least Spring 2010. Finding the right way to wear the trend is sometimes tricky though, and while some don’t have the legs to bare, designers have been particularly focusing on sheer tops for the season that can be covered with a nice jacket or slipped over another shirt.
Ricardo Tisci is another Miuccia Prada with pushing the fashion industry. You may have read about Givenchy in the past few seasons for a variety of reasons, mainly because of his models: Lea T(a transexual), Stephen Thompson(an albino), or the amount of diverse models on the runway for his Fall 2011 menswear showing. While some say he doesn’t purely for press sake, the fact of the matter is, he’s the only major label, or sometimes just the first, to do it. Because in this industry relevance is key, it doesn’t matter who actually does something first, but it’s who you remember and Tisci sure does have a way of making us all remember.

FIXATE: Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson is a model that is more than likely about to explode with name recognition. This morning at about 1 AM the above preview of the Givenchy Spring 2011 campaign appeared on WWD and of course was instantly posted to The Fashion Spot. It has been systematically blogged, reblogged, tweeted, and Tumbl‘d, by bloggers around the world. While Daphne Groeneveld may have been the topic of discussion for a while(because of her Vogue Paris cover with Tom Ford and opening for Calvin Klein) I think that it will be, albino model Stephen Thompson from Major NY that will have the bloggers pounding away this season.

Normally Model Mondays are pretty orderly, runway work here, campaigns there, with some editorial on the side. Well Stephen Thompson was only signed to Major Models in November(Jason from Soul is probably regretting not taking him at this moment) and really hasn’t done much since then. This translates into a thread on TFS that was only started this morning, and images with no credits. While I can say that Stephen used to be signed to Ugly Models in NY, this actually isn’t a joke, there was a spot on MSNBC about it, there’s really not much else to tell you guys. Because of this I’ve grabbed all the images I could find and I’m posting them for you to pore over. Continue to check back though because as time goes by I’ll be refining and organizing.

Campaign
Givenchy Spring 2011

Editorial

Lx Magazine(Lost Boys)
Dis Magazine(In a Pinch)

COUTURE: Givenchy F/W 2010/2011

One thing is for sure over at Givenchy, Even though they may be scaling back the number of looks, and presenting it all in show fashion, they are in NO way skimping on couture!! Maybe everyone should stop doing shows if the result will be returning couture to what it should be rather than having what seems to be just a new week of ready to wear… but enough about the other collections, let’s talk about the glitz, the glamour… and the DRAMA of the Givenchy collection!
See the rest of the collection and coverage below the clip.

I LOVED Givenchy from F/W 2009 collection, and I love this collection as well. The color palette is very much, neutrals and I’m alright with that. Why, because the garments are BEAUTIFUL, and well black is only used for one look. Was I eerily reminded of the somber Alexander McQueen show from months ago, yes. But that’s just something that I’ll have to get through as time goes by. Every room with golden frames on the walls can’t take me back to that place.

All in all the collection was wonderful. Although at some points I was wondering if there was a Cher influence, I still got through it. I know this post doesn’t seem as invested as others do but there really isn’t much to say. The pieces were stunning, and I have to run to go finish preparations for a project that I should be bringing to you guys soon. Hopefully you’ll like it.


Pre-Fall 2010: Givenchy

Yes you read that right and no, the pictures aren’t from the wrong show. You are looking at Givenchy. No Riccardo Tisci has not been replaced, and no there has not been a corporate restructuring. This is the same Givenchy that gave us the heavily bejeweled and studded pieces for the last few seasons. A Givenchy that could be labeled sometimes as gaudy and unwearable has changed up things and instead produced this line. “It’s much more clean,” Says Tisci. “I’m going back to Givenchy’s roots, looking at late-sixties, early-seventies French style.” And clean it was.

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See the entire collection here.