Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010 2011 Paris

Written By bryanboy

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010 2011 Paris

Givenchy is, hands-down, my favourite haute couture collection this season.

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Bryanboy at Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2010

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I’m sure you’ve already read online that Riccardo Tisci decided to hold an intimate presentation instead of a fashion show this season.

Givenchy’s fall/winter 2010 haute couture collection was available to view exclusively by appointment at Hotel d’Evreux — 19 Place Vendome in Paris. I went there with my friend Melanie Rickey, the beautiful Editor at Large of British Grazia.

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2010 - 19 Place Vendome, Paris

Bryanboy at Givenchy Haute Couture.

I must say that Givenchy was the first time I’ve seen an haute couture collection. I’ve seen select pieces from Dior haute couture last year when I went to the Dior exhibition in Beijing but this is the first time I’ve seen the whole thing, in Paris.

Givenchy Jacket - Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

I must say it’s a hair-raising experience. I’ve had chills running down
my spine every time I passed by an outfit. These are no ordinary
clothes… these, my friends, are pieces of wearable art. The details
are EXTRAORDINARY. You just know each piece involved
thousand of hours of meticulous handwork.

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

This dress, oh this dress. One word: astonishing! It’s mind-boggling how the material used (is it tulle?) managed to carry the weight of all the crystals used without actually damaging the fabric… don’t forget the thousands of feathers, individually sewn into to create the bottom part of the dress.

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Beautiful boots.

Givenchy Boots - Haute Couture Fall 2010

Givenchy Boots - Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010 2011

The last part of presentation featured a ‘family portrait’ with Riccardo’s favourite models in the latest collection.

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Givenchy

And there you have it.

Many thanks to the house of Givenchy for accommodating me at the very last minute in spite of m

e not requesting an invitation in advance. I didn’t know I’m able to get in so I didn’t request one! I’ll definitely send a request next season. Thank you so much for giving me the privilege of viewing the collection. Thank you. Thank you!!!

Also special thanks to you Melanie!!




18 Comments

  1. I was craving to see the details up close! Thanks for sharing the pictures. This was a stunning collection, and I think hair-raising sounds just about right.

  2. gloria agatha

    oh they’re amazing,such a work of art!
    lucky u to get to see them closely :D

  3. Thanks so much BryanBoy for sharing those mouth-watering shots!

  4. i love u 4 the close up photos!!
    this is the reason i read blogs
    thanks bryan

  5. Thanks for sharing thes pics. I am outdone by the pics, i am sure in person is it just unbelievable.

  6. Great post. It is very difficult to tell from a picture but this does not look like tulle, which is very loosely woven (typically). I am thinking of an organza, perhaps? It lacks the moire effect, though. Or it could actually be lace (say, have a look at what Solstiss does), retaining the base that the lace is made upon? This base is usually able to hold a lot of weight (and sometimes this base is a tulle). Having said that, feathers are light. The rest can be heavy but the fibre (rather the weave) plays a part in the rigidity: some silks would perform well, many synthetic materials would perform well too but that would not be very couture. Last but not least: all weaves / fibres have a direction & the task of a couturier is to know how to orientate a fabric so it does or does not stretch (hence, say, the cut in the bias when rolling something, like on a collar…)
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  7. Thanks for all these detailed shots! I’ve been wanting to see pictures of them up-close…

  8. Antonio Amad

    Wow,Wow,Wow.
    One of the best shows this seasons. Or should i say the best collection this season. Riccardo is brilliant! These peices are… just beautiful. I’m suprised you left without a fight! I would have had to be carried out by medical personal. Swarovski Embellished Straight Jacket Anyone? lol Amazing

  9. Whoa!!!! I almost got a tear from these images … the craftsmanship and the zippers!! so beautiful … flecklement ( is that how you spell that?) hehe.

    Bryan, you need those boots!

    Givenchi … you + Bryan Boy, Marketing Heaven!

    <3!
    TheStyleguyde

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