Saturday, May 8, 2010

Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci and Images Not Fashion

Carine Roitfeld styled and Marcus Piggot with Mert Alas shot the campaign for fall 2010/11. Androgenized but there is the seduction and contradiction of red lipstick and pale skin. Rather than wanting white shirts or the tailleur in red, black and beige, the luscious shades of long hair held my attention. I'd thought it was a beauty shoot, perhaps for a new lipstick. The photography is so beautiful  but the message of Givenchy is lost on me, the motif of Mr. Tisci's collection sexuality. That his Brazilian assistant and sometime fit model, Lea T, is transgender and used as one of the models doesn't matter to me. That doesn't seem relevant in that she too is delicate and refined.

Loving the sensuality and moodiness but sad that a fashion shoot is not about fashion.  The House of Givenchy is not referenced and for just a moment I wondered if these were for the Gap.


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