Givenchy Breaks The Rules With His 12 Piece Collection
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One of the arcane regulations of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, the French governing body, in order to qualify as haute couture, a collection must contain 50 handmade outfits, for both day and night. Fifty!
Riccardo Tisci offered 12 silhouettes at his Menswear collection earlier in the month, and followed it up with a video presentation showing the clothes in movement. Intercut with close-ups of the glittering lines of minute crystal on tulle, the pentagon-shaped patchworks of snakeskin and velvet, the marrying of lace and leather, the rivets and the rivulets of bugle beading. Exceptional work no doubt, we did miss the couture hoopla though...