Givenchy Couture SS11

Hot off the press racks, Givenchy’s SS11 couture collection, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci was inspired by Japan. We’re not talking about the usual suspects you see in Japanese pop culture. Givenchy explores the traditional art of ‘butoh’ by Kazuo Ohno and interestingly enough, robots. What an odd pairing!

Featuring an all Asian cast, the SS11 Collection consisted of only 10 gowns with each model suspended and rotated so guests could view the entire gown in all its glory. on. We wished we were there to see the intricacy of each gown!

One of the gowns took 2000 hours of cutting to 4000 hours of sewing said Tim Blanks of He went on to write that another “gown featured a Japanese crane, again appliquéd, that rose a phoenix like from a cloud of feathers. Massive bird’s wings were folded across a sheer skirt. The Swarovski crystals and pearls that were crusted on the bodice of another dress began to pop like fish eyes as the dress moved.” Just wow.

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