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Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011: Givenchy Haute Couture

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Nippon Robot Couture
Tokyo Goddess: Gown--and Phillip Treacy-designed Headdress--from Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Next up on the Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week Calendar: Givenchy Haute Couture. Designed by the House's Creative Director Riccardo Tisci, the Collection was said to have been inspired by Japanese Robots (therefore the exaggerated "Wing" headdresses and wing detail of the jackets and gowns) as well as dancer Kazuo Ohno, who passed away last June and became a Muse for Tisci. To highlight this incredible collection, Tisci used a cast of ONLY Asian models including Liu Wen, Shu Pei Qin and Tao Okamoto (hurray for the ASIANAS!), who looked absolutely GORGEOUS from these photos. Trends: "Winged" appliqué and embroidery; blush colors, light rose, "pops" of neon orange, bubblegum pink, and "Highlighter" yellow; gowns with both "hard" and "soft" detail; plissé fabric; evening gowns with SLEEVES and STRONG SHOULDERS; silhouettes that are fitted up top, flowy and loose from the waist. Themes: Japanese Robots, dancer Kazuo Ohno (above), Wings, Body Armour; Skeletal Study. Highlights from Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011:
The Back: Back of previous gown at beginning of this post; Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Strong-shouldered jacket and gown, Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
The Back of above ensemble; Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Oscar Dress: Strong-shouldered Lilac gown, Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Feathered Robotica: Ombre feathered gown with sheer illusion (for the Red Carpet this will be lined for sure!) and appliquéd "wings", Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011

1 Response to "Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011: Givenchy Haute Couture"

Anonymous said...

The Gundam pic is entirely the wrong robot... Here's a link to the one the headdress is actually modeled after, Reideen:
http://toys.kenloh.com/images/reideen_loose.jpg

And some info about it, if you care:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_Raideen