by David Pedroza, Editor in Chief
Riccardo Tisci has set his mark on the House of Givenchy, a house with a strong heritage and legend. For spring 2012, Tisci brought back familiar pieces from the "Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy Archives", and has collectively brought his vision that he used in previous collections and most recent (some pieces have motifs from mens collection). Riccardo Tisci sites the movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang, as a source of insperation, but one can see the Art-Deco, 1920's flapper clad woman. Nevertheless, Tisci managed to take our breath away, with mind-blowing, haute couture workmanship that has been the main focus of every Givenchy Couture collection. Comprised of 10 looks, and assembled in white, black and brown, each piece has the opulance of Château de Versailles, with the ease of a t-shirt. Gorgeous leather ensembles where made of pieced leather into small squares and then painstakingly sewn on to silk or tulle to composse star motifs and crocodile skins. An atelier premiere easly took 350 hours, plus, to make each creation. Some looks where accessorised with ornate, indonesian jewelry and shoes, which looked more like objects d' art; one can really appreciate them as works of art. The stand out look was a sling skirt, with immaculate, sequined scales and caviar beaded fringe, paired with a simple tank. Riccardo Tisci has surely proved he is a grand couturier and will continue to inspire us.
Photos by Stephanie Kaufman for Master the Art of Style, 2012