Givenchy Does Grit, Glamour And Faux Fur Dreams For FW18
In Clare Waight Keller’s second RTW collection for Givenchy, she did not lose sight of the house’s Hollywood affiliation. Instead, she maximised it: big white letters spelling out Givenchy at the entrance to the Palais de Justice, dark velvet curtains swooped from ceiling to floor, spotlights marking the models’ choreography, and direct nods to films for the collection’s inspiration.
Some grit was applied by referencing 90s New York via Bowie’s The Hunger, and 80s Berlin via B Movie: Lust and Sound in West-Berlin. So the show fused the underground with glamour, sleaziness with sophistication, dangerous leather with incredibly-shaped faux furs, plunging necklines on men with oversized bows on women. Hit the gallery above for our favourite looks, and watch the show below to pick yours.