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Hindsight, foresight, oversight — depending on perspective, all may apply to words spoken by some of the more established cultural figures who died in the past year.
Over the years, WWD sat down with numerous designers, politicians and writers to reveal their ambitions and obstacles alike. Here are a few of the more memorable lines spoken by some who helped to define the world we live in.
Hubert de Givenchy
“Mine is one of the most beautiful professions in fashion: making others happy with an idea.”
“Balenciaga was my religion,” Givenchy said, explaining that he assembled more than 1,000 dresses for the collection of the Spanish designer’s creations. “Since I’m a believer, for me, there’s Balenciaga and the good Lord. Balenciaga had a sense of construction of clothes. He did things that were intelligent, which isn’t the case today. People are interested in glitz.”
“Fashion’s over. There are bags and shoes that are more and more ugly. That’s all. There are perfumes and everyone talks of luxury. But for me, luxury is, in part, to be well-dressed.”
Kate Spade on starting her own company over dinner with her husband in an Upper East Side Mexican restaurant: “Andy said, ‘Why don’t you do handbags? You love handbags,
TO THE FINISH LINE: Craig Green, JW Anderson, Dior Homme, Martine Rose and Burberry have been shortlisted for the top prizes at The Fashion Awards, which will take place in London next month.
The British Fashion Council released the names during an event on Tuesday morning. The awards are held in partnership with Swarovski.
The 10 categories nod to designers and brands that have made strides over the past 12 months. Winners will be announced on Dec. 10 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Green, Anderson, Dior Homme, Martine Rose and Burberry are up for the top men’s wear prize, while Givenchy, Jonathan Anderson, Roksanda, Simone Rocha and Victoria Beckham have been nominated for the women’s wear one.
In the running for British emerging talent men’s wear, brands include Cottweiler, Art School, Kiko Kostadinov, Phoebe English and A-Cold-Wall.
Competing for British emerging talent in women’s wear, nominees include Matty Bovan, A.W.A.K.E., Rejina Pyo, Richard Quinn and Aries.
Other categories include accessories designer of the year, brand of the year, business leader, designer of the year, model of the year and urban luxe.
The Fashion Awards have added a new element to their awards, New Wave: Creatives. It will shine a light on inspiring international young talent. Some 100 finalists from across the industry
ROYAL FROCKS: Earlier in May, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made royal and fashion history. The Royal Collection, which houses the largest collection of noble artifacts, will launch a special exhibition titled “A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” later this year where the couple’s wedding outfits will be on display.
The exhibition will be part of the Windsor Castle tour from Oct. 2018 to Jan. 2019. The outfits will then be displayed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh from June to Oct. 2019.
The highlight on display will be the Givenchy Haute Couture dress Markle chose for her big day, created by British designer Clare Waight Keller. Cut with a bateau neckline, the minimalist, fuss-free design was made from an exclusive, double-bonded silk cady, developed by Waight Keller, and features a triple silk organza underskirt.
Markle’s silk tulle veil is hand-embroidered with floral embellishments that represent each of the Commonwealth countries — a reference to her and Prince Harry’s dedication to their new roles. The team of embroiderers spent over hundreds of hours crafting the veil, washing their hands every 30 minutes to keep the tulle and silk threads in pristine condition.
Two of the Duchess’ favorite flowers, the Wintersweet and the California Poppy, were
Clare Waight Keller’s couture collection for Givenchy fascinated on multiple levels. For one, she addressed the question of house legacy. What is legacy? Do house codes matter? Should they matter?
After the death of Hubert de Givenchy in March at the age of 91, Waight Keller thought it appropriate to make her fall 2108 collection an homage to the founder. It wasn’t her first such statement. In what may be the most famous dress she will ever design, Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, the designer drew inspiration from a 1964 dress photographed in Vogue on Givenchy’s lifelong muse, Audrey Hepburn.
Today, it’s Hepburn most people think of when they think of Givenchy. Otherwise, despite a rich, inventive career, Givenchy himself outlasted broad-stroke knowledge of his professional signatures, and Waight Keller’s predecessor Riccardo Tisci so shaped the house in his own likeness that she now needn’t take on the burden of the archives.
Instead, Waight Keller chooses to. Her program notes quoted Roger Caillois, from “The Writing of Stones”: “A multitude of new inscriptions is added to the writing in the stones,“ and offered that for fall, she “glimpses beyond the tangible toward a profound and sparking fantasia.” And so she did, the profundity delivered
Meghan Markle travelled to Cheshire, England in style on Thursday for her first solo engagement with Queen Elizabeth.
Revisiting one of her favorite designers, the Duchess of Sussex wore…
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Men’s tailoring has always been the bedrock of Clare Waight Keller’s coed vision for Givenchy. In her debut last fall, she said her focus on sharp shoulders was directly derived from the work of founder Hubert de Givenchy.
For her first resort collection since taking over the creative direction of the label, the designer also delved into a lesser-known part of Givenchy’s heritage: a sportswear line that fed into a selection of looks infused with athletic ease.
“He actually did a sports line at the beginning of the Eighties — Givenchy Sport — and it was kind of interesting, because there, he really used a lot of the graphic designs and these sort of V-shapes,” she explained. “I thought it was interesting to mix that back into the more sophisticated tailoring part.”
Men’s logo track pants, or second-skin tops in technical fabrics, were overt nods to the athleisure trend that has swept through to high-end brands. It translated more subtly in the women’s looks, which included roomy separates in paper-thin glossy leather, done in subtle hues like forest green and Prussian blue.
The Eighties influence was overt with items like cowl-neck tops with batwing sleeves, or a burgundy jersey zip-up jacket with a black
It’s easy for one to get stuck thinking about the past, even obsessing over it, but that wasn’t a trap Hubert de Givenchy ever fell into.
Although the legendary designer, who died March 10 at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early Fifties — aided in part by his high-profile and lasting friendship with Audrey Hepburn who famously wore exclusive Givenchy designs in some of her most beloved movie roles — Givenchy refused to pine for that time.
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” he told WWD in 1978, when fashion had veered very far from the structured chic that had once been his calling card.
While the friendship between Hepburn and Givenchy was a much more genuine precursor to the actor-brand-sales matrix we see in fashion today — now an industry all its own — he also dressed society doyennes like Jackie O and Bunny Mellon and never ignored his stable of non-famous devotees.
It’s likely that none of those women were caught limping around Paris in early 1968 after stepping on a needle while trying on brand new Givenchy designs in the house
Before dressing for the red carpet became a business, this relationship defined the connection between a designer and his muse.
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February 21, 1927: Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy is born to a wealthy, aristocratic family in Beauvais, France.
1944: Givenchy moves to Paris and studies at the École des Beaux-Arts.
1945: Givenchy secures his first job in the fashion industry, working as an apprentice for Jacques Fath.
1946: Works at Robert Piguet.
1947: Givenchy has a stint at Lucien Lelong, where he works with Lelong’s assistants Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior.
1947: Joins Elsa Schiaparelli and quickly becomes artistic director of the Schiaparelli boutique on the Place Vendôme.
1952: Opens the House of Givenchy at 8 Rue Alfred de Vigny in Paris. Launches his debut Separates collection, including the Bettina Blouse.
1953: Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy meet for the first time. He meets Cristóbal Balenciaga.
1954: Givenchy presents his luxury ready-to-wear line, called “Givenchy Université.”
1955: The designer presents his first shirtdress.
1957: Introduces first fragrance, called L’Interdit, fronted by Hepburn.
1959: Givenchy’s atelier moves to 3 Avenue George V in Paris.
1961: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is released, with Givenchy’s little black dress worn by Hepburn.
1961: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy wears a Givenchy gown to an official visit to the Palace of Versailles.
1969: Givenchy launches his first men’s wear collection, “Givenchy Gentleman.”
1976: Givenchy Inc., New York-based office and showroom,
Alexander McQueen and Givenchy are the latest luxury brands to sign leases at South Coast Plaza. They are to join more than 250 boutiques at the retail center in late spring, and the McQueen boutique will be the only Orange County location for the brand (there is a store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles), while the Givenchy boutique is a Southern California exclusive (it’s one brand that’s missing on Rodeo Drive).
Family-run South Coast Plaza, which the late Henry Segerstrom built into one of the most profitable retail centers in the world, with annual sales topping $ 1 billion, is already home to Dior, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Harry Winston, Hermès and The Webster. Segerstrom was many times the first to bring European brands such as Courreges to the States. SCP this year celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The Givenchy store at the Aventura Mall in Miami.
The McQueen boutique will be located on Level 2 of the center in the Nordstrom Wing, while the Givenchy boutique will be located on Level 2 near Jewel Court. The locations are significant because South Coast Plaza has more than 1 million feet of retail space, and customers often must park — or valet
Boho is over — at least as far as Clare Waight Keller is concerned. As if to banish for good the girly romance of her Chloé tenure, the designer’s pre-fall collection for Givenchy, her second for the brand, mined deeper into the masculine-feminine territory she mapped out in her debut show.
With its mix of oversize outerwear and geek-chic midi dresses, the lineup — shot at a private manor in Kent, England — felt bang in tune with a period of increasingly radicalized gender politics. In fact, shoulders haven’t been this big since the advent of power dressing in the Eighties.
Waight Keller kept the volume current with soft, sculptural constructions like a trenchcoat trimmed with leather and snaps, or chunky monochrome fake fur jackets and coats structured with graphic herringbone motifs. Edgy color clashes telegraphed self-possessed cool.
“It’s in the air politically, and obviously there’s a lot of discussion around that, but I do think even as a house, we represent a very confident and a very daring kind of woman,” Waight Keller told WWD.
She traced her use of bold shades like red, amber, electric blue and black to founder Hubert de Givenchy. “I love the idea of those strange brights. They’re sort
Clare Waight Keller, the house’s first female artistic director, has a lot riding on her debut show Sunday.
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WELL-COVERED: As a cancer survivor, Gina de Givenchy knows firsthand the complex emotions that women face while fighting disease.
Her new e-commerce business, Geeg, specializes in head coverings made of shirting material, turbans and other specialty items designed to help lift the spirits of the unwell.
After having a double mastectomy and starting treatment for breast cancer in 2013, the former fashion executive said she struggled to find any headwear that was “relatable” to her. Starting to think about going back to work, de Givenchy said. “I really wanted to start my own business. It really was like a bolt of lightning, after searching the Internet. It’s not really something that you’re walking the streets for. There was nothing that was really designer and luxury. And there was no real retail shopping for the cancer patient.”
That realization was “really strange” for de Givenchy who had always been connected to the fashion industry through her posts at Richard Tyler, Chanel and Jil Sander. She explained, “I sort of felt like the same person even though I didn’t look like same person. I just felt sort of shortchanged.”
Recalling her own purchases, she said, “What it really comes down to is I needed something that
NEW YORK – Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy’s next artistic director, is to show her first collection for the French house during Paris Fashion Week in October and has been tasked with propelling its roots as a Fifties couture house further into the modern age.
“She has this great ability to break the rules and innovate without making a revolution,” said Givenchy chief executive officer Philippe Fortunato, who confirmed the hire exclusively to WWD. “Her very focused approach will help the brand in building the ongoing momentum we have – and taking it to the next level.”
An official announcement is expected later today, detailing that her creative responsibilities include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections as well as couture. May 2 is her start date.
Waight Keller becomes Givenchy’s sixth couturier and the first woman at the creative helm, thrusting the former Chloé designer into the haute spotlight as Givenchy marks its 65th anniversary this year.
The fact of having for the first time a woman envisioning the brand, designing for women and men, is unique for the house. That by itself will give it a different angle and a different point of view from the past.
In a statement, Waight Keller said founder
PARIS — All bets are off again regarding Riccardo Tisci’s potential successor at Givenchy.
The French fashion house on Friday denied mounting speculation that it had held talks with Off-White designer Virgil Abloh to take over as creative director of the brand.
“Givenchy’s new creative organization will be communicated shortly. Mr Abloh was not approached by the house and is not to join the organization,” Givenchy said in a statement to WWD.
Market sources reported earlier this week that the French fashion house held discussions with Abloh, who is also Kanye West’s creative director. Contacted by WWD, Abloh declined to comment on Givenchy specifically, but reiterated his previously stated aim of eventually taking the reins of a leading luxury house.
Since Givenchy confirmed last week that Tisci was leaving after 12 years at the helm, rumors have swirled about who could replace him. Tisci is reportedly headed to Versace, and Givenchy has so far declined to comment on potential candidates.
Tisci’s exit is the latest tremor as creative upheaval spreads through the top ranks of international fashion.
Over the past year, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Marni, Lanvin, Chloé, Jil Sander, Ermenegildo Zegna, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Carven have all made
Riccardo Tisci, who revved up and reinvented Givenchy in his own edgy image, has exited the French house after an electrifying 12-year tenure.
The French couture house confirmed his departure exclusively to WWD, noting that his last collections were fall-winter 2017 men’s wear and fall 2017 couture, which were paraded together at the National Library of France in Paris on Jan. 20.
Sources described the parting as mutual and amicable, the separation effective Jan. 31 following the expiration of his latest employment agreement.
Tisci invited friend and fellow designer Donatella Versace to pose for a 2015 ad campaign.
Tisci’s departure is sure to intensify speculation he is heading to Versace.
WWD broke the news on Jan. 19 that the Milan-based house has been chasing Tisci, who has long expressed his admiration for the work of the late Gianni Versace and cultivated a close friendship with his sister Donatella, whom he invited to pose in a Givenchy ad campaign in 2015.
In light of Tisci’s departure, Givenchy will not stage a runway show on March 5 during Paris Fashion Week.
It is understood the fall-winter 2017 women’s collection will be designed by the studio and sold to retailers in Givenchy’s Paris showroom as usual.
The format for presenting the
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After Beyoncé was seen posing on a Brooklyn rooftop with Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, the fashion rumor mill has started buzzing once again. Might she be the latest star to lend her face to the brand’s ad campaigns?
There’s no question that Beyoncé and the fashion house are fans of each other: The pop icon has worn Givenchy to the Met Gala for the past four years (including her see-through pick from last Monday), and the label has designed costumes for the On the Run and Mrs. Carter tours.
Beyond the fact that there’s already a lot of brand love in place, Givenchy’s made it a thing to pick unexpected campaign stars. Eschewing big-name supers or up-and-coming models, the house has recently worked with Donatella Versace and Julia Roberts. And while it wouldn’t be crazy at all to see the official announcement come through, let’s all remember this is currently a lot of speculation. The duo could have been working on an editorial shoot or images for an upcoming album. Or, honestly, just having the most fun friend day ever because that’s what you can do when you’re living the fabulous life of Beyoncé.
PARIS — Riccardo Tisci can add lead architect to his list of accomplishments at Givenchy.
The brand’s new men’s flagship in the Marais district here, slated to open to the public today, was conceived by the 40-year-old couturier and underscores how far he has propelled the men’s business, which now accounts for half of Givenchy’s revenues.
Not bad, considering Tisci was a complete newbie when he introduced his first men’s collection for spring 2009, igniting trends to athleticism and androgyny that continue to influence the industry — and drive Givenchy.
“We see men’s as a very strategic business,” said Philippe Fortunato, Givenchy’s chairman and chief executive officer, citing dynamic sales not only in established Western markets, where the brand has historic resonance, but emerging ones as well, particularly China and Korea. “The younger generation is spending much more on themselves.”
While he declined to give first-year sales projections for the 5,000-square-foot unit, Fortunato said: “We have high expectations for this store…It’s the achievement of a well-performing men’s business.”
In his first interview since joining Givenchy last September from Louis Vuitton, Fortunato also disclosed Givenchy has signed leases to open boutiques in two key wholesale markets, the U.S. and Italy:
• In New York, a 4,600-square-foot flagship is
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Chic and sophisticated; these Givenchy earrings pair well with any outfit in your closet. Imitation rhodium plated-white metal is constructed into petite huggie hoops; embellished all around with pale aqua and Indian sapphire Swarovski stones.
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