“Sleaze and sass”, said Clare Waight Keller, summing up her second ready-to-wear collection for Givenchy. She got inspiration from early 1980s films like the American film noir The Hunger or the much newer historical film the B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin (1979-1989), taking the sleaze from the raw cityscape and its crazy nightlife in the 80s, mixing it with the sass of the 1990s club scene of New York.
I’ve been always a big fan of this kind of contradictory duality and now she got the best from this collection too. Needless to say she was a great addition to the old French house, again, mixing her modern boho style with a more feminine and more gothic style of Givenchy.
There is some really nice pieces here, which I can imagine fashion world will quickly become quite fond of, like the slouchy booties or the edgy barely there sandals which seem deliciously buttery and easily recognisable at the same time. Also, cannot wait to see that airy burgundy dress on somebody worthy.
Update: I’ve just learned that the legendary Hubert De Givenchy has passed away at the age of 91. RIP.
Photos via vogue.co.uk