lördag 29 januari 2011

Givenchy Spring 2011

The fashion house, Givenchy, has been around for quite some time. It was founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy. Today it is owned by LVMH and last year the sales ended with 176 American dollars making Givenchy the second biggest clothing division in the conglomerate after Dior.

When Hubert de Givenchy retired John Galliano took over. After Galliano moved on to Dior Alexander McQueen stepped in. Riccardo Tisci took over womenswear in 2005 and then menswear in 2009. Riccardo Tisci is influenced by space-age and goth, creating somewhat darker collections. It is a far cry from the style of Hubert de Givenchy and we will see what happens with the brand this decade. I'm ambivalent to the suits above and the S&M inspired head gear leaves me cold.

I wonder if Hubert de Givenchy is spinning in his grave just now?


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