I live for Givenchy and the handsome Riccardo Tisci. Steven Klein sets this up for an obvious shoot displaying Fall’s Givenchy in a rather moody and typical Klein setting. While I’m not the one slung over Tisci’s shoulders, everyone does have a dream. With all of my recent posts, this is turning into my hidden desires displayed to the world, so quickly I’ll point out there is a landing strip in the editorial below. I’m sure someone will enjoy that precise hair maintenance.
Inside the magazine, Riccardo is interviewed by Donatella Versace. Get at it.
Photo: Steven Klein
Stylist: Ludivine Poiblanc
Models: Guinevere Van Seenus & Saskia De Brauw
While the night was devoted to the late, great McQueen, two lovely ladies caught my eye in Riccardo Tisci’s creations for Givenchy. I may be slightly biased and Givenchy Haute Couture can easily win any best dressed in my eyes, but I am shrieking at these stunning beauties. First up: Liv Tyler. Liv is wearing Spring 2011 haute couture and it is fabulous. Just to simply see the gown was exciting for me.
What truly had me on the floor was Mariacarla Boscono in Fall 2010 haute couture. It was my favorite gown when Natasha Poly wore it for the presentation and it is my favorite gown still when Mariacarla killed it on the red carpet here. The skeletal-ornamentation of crystals and marabou feathers still stun me.
I basically held off of best dressed commentary this year after The Academy Awards, but there was one clear winner to me. Anne Hathaway may have had the most changes and looked stunning in Valentino, my favorite Lanvin suit and Brian Atwood heels, to even Tom Ford, but one woman stole the show for me: Cate Blanchett. There’s no hiding my fan girl love for Tisci and his haute couture creations, but she looked absolutely angelic in the lilac, hand-beaded, origami-like, structured gown. To pair with this stunning number, she went with a light, but chic hair with understated, gold accessories.
This is how you treat the Oscars, ladies. Absolutely divine.
Lea T. as some know is basically the new muse to Riccardo Tisci. She’s a longtime assistant of his and recently is appearing in his Givenchy campaigns and haute couture collection. While not as impressive as that sounds, Lea T. is a transsexual. Not only that, but I think Lea could build a career if she branches out from Givenchy if she decides to do so.
In the August issue of Vogue Paris, they printed a striking photo of Lea along with a story about her, obviously in French, but the gist of it is her back story, etc. Warning, you may not be expecting what you see, but it’s still a beautiful image nonetheless.
Haute couture week has gone and passed and I’m still fawning over photos of the elaborately detailed gowns and jackets from Givenchy. Riccardo Tisci decided to just present a minute collection instead of a larger elaborate runway show. The detailed ornamentation is absolutely enormous and stunning. My personal favorite gown is the one that Natasha Poly models with Swarovski crystals that formed an apparent skeleton, which is just one of the inspirations for the line. The gown took somewhere around 1600 hours to create and it’s just beautiful to just stare at.
What was really interesting with this particular collection is the materials and way her created the textiles. For instance, he had eerily beautiful dégradé ostrich feathers with dark, chocolate brown. The fur was a bleached baboon fur, which is particularly odd. While Chantilly lace isn’t my favorite textile and can look a bit aged to my eyes, the patterns in it were duplicated on the leathers with a perfectly exquisite appearance.
Tisci created one of my favorite Resort and then Couture collections, so you could say I’m eagerly waiting Spring fashion in September.