Paris Couture AW12: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci

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Wow, wow, wow!!!

I have to own up I am a huge fan of Givenchy and Riccardo Tisci, the Resort 2013 with its gypsy vibe was simply perfection, and it seems the gypsy is still an inspiration for the Haute Couture autumn/winter 2012 collection, which is described as “the opulence of the gypsy world meets the pure lines of the 1960s” in the presentation notes, which translated by me equals as utterly divine.

What I am loving other than the gorgeous collection of 10 floor-length silhouettes, which have a dark and powerful vibe about them, especially when they are all stood together with a guard dog as their accessory, has to be all the intricate leather embroidery and the beaded fringing.

If you are after couture, seriously Givenchy has to be one of the first places to go, as what I love is the fashion houses’ incredible attention to detailing and its use of use rich and elaborate materials, as well as its stunning approach to styling. Seriously how cool do the oversized mask-like gold-rimmed shades look – perfect finish for Riccardo’s gypsy queens!!!

I am not sure what is more beautiful the collection or that gorgeous dog – what a stunner!!!

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[Pics: Vogue.fr]

AW12 Campaign: The Intense Givenchy Rave

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Oooh I do love something a little different, and this autumn/winter 2012 ad campaign from Givenchy certainly is a little different. Styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott this is a stunning campaign aptly named the ‘Rave’.

Starring Tisci’s favs Stella Tennant and Joan Smalls, as well as Daniela Braga, Stef Van Der Laan, Rodrigo Braga, Simone Nobili and Jarrod Scott, the models get their dance on to spectacular results.

What I love most about this campaign has to be the intensity of the images, from the stormy skies to the urban setting and the striking androgynous styling. This is definitely going to be one of the most memorable ad campaigns of the season, and I can’t wait to see it in print.

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[Pics: courtesy of Givenchy]

Resort 2013: Givenchy Bring Us The Modern Gypsy

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Scarf prints that we saw in D&G’s last ever collection and that are embracing the high street for spring/summer 2012 aren’t going anywhere as Riccardo Tisci brought his gypsy vibe to the streets of New York for his resort collection. The gorgeous collection is filled with the striking scarf motifs of paisley printed patchworks on silk satin, twill and jersey, mixed with geometric blocks in colours of black, white and red, creating divine eye-catching statement pieces.

It seems that the modern nomadic travelling woman is all about mixing and matching and likes a clean-cut architectural silhouette, I think this is the best ‘urban couture’ I have ever seen. I loved the mix of the long-flowing belted eveningwear dresses, which featured long-sleeves slit all the way to the shoulders, creating a cape-like effect, which continued on the tops and outerwear, alongside slouchy billowing sarouel pants that were teamed with Givenchy’s signature tailored pieces such as the boxy jacket and shirts.

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The collection was complemented with strong accessories from boxy shaped handbags to small clutches, and the footwear featured everything from open-toe high gladiator boots to high-heeled loafers and ankle-strap sandals that I am sure will be gracing the red carpet soon.

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I also loved the large geometric belts, the sculptural rings, and of course the New York street-style shoot, how cute is that fluffy dog!!!Resort2013Givenchy1 Resort 2013: Givenchy Bring Us The Modern Gypsy %tag

[Pics: courtesy of Givenchy]

Cannes 2012: Diane Kruger Looking Girlie In Calvin Klein

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Who: Actress & 2012 Cannes Film Festival Juror Diane Kruger

Where: At Calvin Klein’s women in film event in Cannes

Wearing: A coral textured midi Calvin Klein Collection dress with a plunging neckline, that was modified from the autumn/winter 2012 collection it was presented in black; finishing her look were white Givenchy strappy heels and a metallic box clutch

Verdict: The first thing I noticed and I am sure everyone else did as well has to be her boobs they look incredible in this dress without making her look tacky, which is hard to do when they are completely on show like this. I love the colour, I love the midi length on her, the silhouette is sweet, and her heels are insane and work perfectly with the dress, but it doesn’t feel enough for Cannes.

Don’t get me wrong she does look stunning, and I am loving her slick ponytail, but this dress is just nice, and nice just isn’t enough for Cannes. Am I being extra picky? I feel that if this was any other party, photocall, or premiere I probably would have loved it but something is holding me back – what do you think is this look a winner?

[Pic: Getty Images/Calvin Klein]

Met Gala 2012: Beyonce In Givenchy Haute Couture

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Who: Beyoncé

Where: At the Met Gala 2012 in New York

Wearing: A Givenchy Haute Couture gown by Riccardo Tisci, featuring a beaded corseted bodysuit with sheer fabric and a ombre black and purple cascading feathered train

Verdict: Wow, what a way to make your post-baby red carpet appearance by wearing a dramatic gown that leaves little to the imagination. It is such a shame that she was so late to the red carpet as I would have loved to have seen this gown in motion, but hey she wanted a dramatic entrance I am sure to show off her amazing body.

I like that the fact that she was daring with this gown, but there is something stopping me from loving it,  the train is insane but I can’t put my finger on why I am not feeling it, maybe it is a little more revealing than I would have wanted from her.

What do you think? Do you love this racy look from Beyoncé?

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[Pics: via Givenchy Facebook]
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