Haute Couture Diary: The Genius of Givenchy

Jesse and Lisa Marie at the Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2012 Presentation

The Givenchy Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012 presentation at Paris’s Hôtel d’Evreux took my breath away. Intricate embroidery, beadwork, fringes, fur and leather – this is what defines Ricardo Tisci’s collection, in which he explored the “opulence of the gypsy world”. Combining lines of the sixties with gypsy vibes, Tisci was able to create a collection of beautifully intriguing pieces.

Static and reduced, it consisted of only 10 ensembles – each one more intricate than the last. Jesse and I were led through the collection on a private tour, and got a chance to marvel the garments up close – with all their lavishing details that might have been missed in a fashion show setting. The space was a series of modern installations within an ornate jewel box. Très chic! -LM

Lisa Marie’s favorite look

Jesse’s favorite look

 All photos courtesy of Lisa Marie McComb.