When I hear Givenchy, I think of dark elegance with structure, but presented in a light way. Does that make sense? With that in mind, that's exactly what Riccardo Tisci gave for his Givenchy Couture Spring 2008 collection. The clothes were tailored and the wearer unintimidated. I picture L'wren Scott, fashion stylist, strutting about in them with her lean figure as though she's ready to stomp on anyone that dare gives her a dirty look. It's like a Karl Lagerfeld with a bitchy, wrinkle-free face in 6" heels.
Ok, that may be a bad image but that's what comes to mind for me. As fearless as the clothes make the wearer, it's presented in a romantic soft way. Tisci said the collection was very much a "dark ballerina," which is clear in the plume of folds and wind-tossed feathers. The third outfit in the picture above reminds me of Doo.Ri's notorious signature tight-wrapping and folding.
See rest of collection: Givenchy Couture Spring 2008 Collection