The Givenchy Spring-Summer 2016 show was one of the most anticipated events of the season and even three days after the show has ended, it still has everyone talking about it. Why, you ask? Well first of all, it was a pret-a-porter show and not a haute couture one, as some of you might be tempted to think.
Half a century after Hubert de Givenchy designed outfits inspired by his famous muse Andrey Hepburn, now the brand’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci, was strongly influenced by the pop style, R&B and Hip Hop cultures, with their spectacular stage costumes and extravagant outfits.
For the first time in history of the Givenchy house, the Parisian brand’s Spring/Summer fashion show has been held in New York and not Paris.
The fashion show celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand’s first flagship store in New York, when the Givenchy store has been opened right on Madison Avenue.
Ricardo Tisci, the creative director of the brand, has prepared no less than 87 spectacular outfits for the catwalk, a number which represents a record for Givenchy.
The pret-a-porter collection for spring 2016 was actually inspired from the haute couture collection for spring 2010.
Walking on this catwalk proved to be difficult even for the best of the best as the uber sweet Candice Swanepoel fell during the show and Pooja Moore also tripped by the stairs mounted in the middle of the podium.
The audience of the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2016 show was star-studded as well, with Liv Tyler, Uma Thurman, Amanda Seyfried, Nicky Minaj, Ciara, Carine Roitfeld, Courtney Love and Vera Wang, watching the event right from the front row.
Also for the first time in 17 years, Julia Roberts decided to watch a fashion show live, appearing at the show with a shirt that had printed a portrait of her favorite designer, Riccardo Tisci.
Kim Kardashian, who’s pregnant in six months right now, appeared at the show alongside Kanye West, wearing a super transparent dress from Givenchy, which was a bit too much if you ask us.
The show was opened by a modern art performance supported by the artist Marina Abramovic, which was designed by Ricardo Tisci to commemorate the 9/11 events that took place 14 years ago in NY.