It features the same long sleeves, boat neck and form-fitting design as the Duchess of Sussex's £395k couture number.
With just two collections under her belt, Clare Waight Keller is a relatively new addition to Paris’s almost impenetrable world of haute couture. “It’s all about contrasts, about shape, about beauty, about craftsmanship,” she confirmed.
The actress gave a lesson in sequins, metallic hues and the silk slip dress just in time for Christmas.
British designer, Emilia Wickstead thinks Meghan Markle's wedding dress looks identical to her work.
One of fashion’s last great legends, Hubert de Givenchy, died on Saturday at age 91, in news that became public on Monday.The French fashion conglomerate LVMH acquired Givenchy’s brand in 1988, and the designer retired from fashion in 1995, succeeded by John Galliano, the late Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Riccardo Tisci, and Clare Waight Keller, each of whom has reimagined Givenchy’s design legacy in his or her own way. But to say that Givenchy’s influenced only the fashion world would be to shortchange a designer responsible for some of the iconic looks of old Hollywood — worn by Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most famously, Audrey Hepburn.The French aristocrat founded his eponymous house in his mid-20s in 1952, and launched his ready-to-wear collection in 1954, coming into his own alongside fashion’s most recognizable names, including Christian Dior and his mentor, Cristobal Balenciaga. The fashion world celebrated Givenchy’s first collection, giving him credibility among Parisian couturiers and, soon after, Hollywood. The tale of Givenchy and Hepburn’s first meeting and subsequent designer-muse relationship has been told and retold countless times, at anniversary exhibitions of the designer’s work, at the time of Hepburn’s death in 1993, and again in 2014, when Givenchy dedicated a book of sketches to Hepburn, To Audrey with Love. The U.K. newspaper the Telegraph noted at the time “what fashion experts say is the couturier’s main contribution to his art, that he was responsible for keeping alive the standards of haute couture after the Second World War.”Givenchy met Hepburn on the set of her movie Sabrina, having been asked to help create costumes for the film. Givenchy declined, citing a mid-collection workload, but gravitated toward Hepburn, “inspired by her youth, gamine look, and elegant spirit,” according to the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York. Givenchy would ultimately be nominated for an Academy Award in costume design in 1958 for Hepburn’s film Funny Face, and of course, went on to create the Breakfast at Tiffany’s little black dress that cemented Hepburn’s place in cinematic iconography. Eventually, Givenchy would translate his working relationship with Hepburn in cinema into his own business, launching the first actress-designer perfume, L’interdit, which was to serve as a model for the way actresses carry perfume campaigns today (think: Charlize Theron promoting Dior’s J’adore and Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior campaigns.) Still, the pair’s great devotion to each other surmounted whatever financial success it brought them. Of Hepburn, Givenchy gushed in 1982: “Audrey knows everything that is good for her. She gives me direction.” As Hepburn said of Givenchy: “His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier; he is a creator of personality.”Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
In the latest designer merry-go-round, Riccardo Tisci is out at Givenchy after 12 glorious years. The exit is said to be mutual and comes amid rumours that the designer will be heading up Versace.Since beginning his tenure at the Parisian label, Tisci has developed a strong signature fusing his Catholic roots with viral prints and gothic romanticism. His incredibly diverse Givenchy gang is well-known the world over, leaving a legacy that will be hard to beat.We take a look back at ten of his best moments.The diversity trend: When will fashion become truly inclusive?14 LGBTQ models who’ve made history
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Proceeds from Givenchy Dahlia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume go to a great cause. From its unique gel blush to jeweled faces on the runway, it’s hard not to love all things Givenchy (the mini Pandora bag I got on sale years ago is still my perfect everyday go-to). Alicia Keys serves as both the face of the Givenchy Dhalia Divin Charity Edition Eau de Parfume ($110) and co-founder and global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, an organization that provides, treatment, care, nutrition, and support to children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.
Fashion week has always been an ‘exclusive’ event that only socialites, celebrities and fashion editors are privy to. In a fashion first, French style house Givenchy has announced it’ll be opening it’s doors to the general public, allowing anyone to view the brand’s SS16 collection. Some 820 tickets were available on the brand’s NYFW website today and another 280 tickets will go to students and faculty of local fashion school.