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NYFW Recap: Givenchy’s Tribute to 9/11

Marking Givenchy’s Manhattan flagship store, Riccardo’s decision to showcase his baby’s spring-summer 16 collection against the backdrop of One World Trade Centre whilst a Marina Abramovic directed hourlong performance coupled with buddhist mantras.

While this was very mindfully reverent from a French design house’s first-ever show in New York, the tone didn’t quite fit the theme of the line: those recycled materials and big wooden palette stairs models had to climb over—some more successfully than others; I saw at least two of them biff which, if women who actually get paid to walk in heels can’t, doesn’t bode well for the rest of us—recalled the American bootlegging era, as did the many slinky slipdresses, spectator-inspired pumps, and sleek black suits for men, all Nucky Thompson in a drawing room.
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Faces draped in lace and rhinestones – something Tisci never forgets to add – contrasted last seasons heavy armour.
The gowns were superb with traditional Givenchy lacework throughout the collection, along with sheer skirts and fringing – a fresh feel for Riccardo.

While many have agreed that the collection felt colonial, we beg to differ. Eastern and Persian influences were apparent throughout. Givenchy remained as beautiful as ever with delicate, opulent designs unapologetically made for the one-percent front-rowers like Kimye, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, and Julia Roberts.

Riccardo remains at the top of his game.