in reading reviews—both from journalists and from fans—about the givenchy spring show, i saw comparisons to balenciaga’s past two collections and to gucci. in looking at the images myself, i see what the fuss is about, but i also see an incredible lightness where in the past were rottweilers and leather. i loved the color, the silhouettes, the layering, and the simple use of jewelry, both as jewelry and as fasteners or ornaments on clothing. tisci said he was inspired by the house’s sixties pieces, when givenchy was probably influenced by his mentor, none other than cristobal balenciaga. what a coincidence.
images from nowfashion and style.com