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We understand that Riccardo Tisci has had his hands full. While designing multiple Givenchy collections, he’s taken on stagewear for Beyoncé and Rihanna, ballet costumes for the Opéra Garnier, as well as co-chaired the Met Gala — for which he designed many red carpet looks, including one infamous floral sofa dress for a very pregnant Kim Kardashian. So maybe we have to cut Tisci some slack with the news that the Givenchy will not hold its couture presentation next month. A
For the lucky editors who will be attending the couture shows in Paris in late January, there’ll be a big gap in the schedule due to the announcement that Givenchy will not present a collection to the press. It’s a sad day, you guys.
We love seeing couture on the red carpet, but Zoe Saldana‘s Givenchy gown left us feeling rather ambivalent.
We feel like we should warn you now, everything about the photos that you’re about to see is so severely pretty it almost hurts.
We’re smack dab in the middle of Paris Haute Couture Week, a fashion phenomenon that happens twice a year and spawns a lot of jokes in which the word “haute” replaces the word “hot.” And even though it’s quite haute in France right now (see what we did there?) editors and stylists are looking at the clothes their very wealthy clients will be wearing once fall’s chill returns to the air.
Admittedly, the bevy of expensive gowns at this year’s Oscars wasn’t the most exciting we’ve ever seen, but that didn’t stop a few looks from standing out. And among the ones that did, there were some pretty clear cut trends. Take a look at the colors and ideas that dominated the night and let us know if you see any trends you’ll be taking off the red carpet.
In what initially seemed like a the-way-we-live-now sort of move, Givenchy has decided to give up its couture runway presentations. But leaving the shows behind isn’t going to save the company any money.