Founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy, the House of Givenchy was largely a very classic and ‘ladylike’ establishment, with clientele such as Audrey Hepburn and the Kennedy family, until the reigns were passed on to Riccardo Tisci in 2005 who developed the brands bittersweet austerity.
I like Givenchy, I like the sharp tailoring and the stark contrast between neutral and neon, woven into the conflicting heavy drapery and exposing sheer fabric. The theatrical presence actually overwhelms the natural and understated beauty of the collection. To me the pieces tell a story; I feel as though I am looking at something delicate and innocent, but behind this fragility lies wisdom and experience. Like those horror films where the sweet little kids are actually evil little shits.