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Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2011 Runway Review

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There is something about the way Riccardo Tisci executes his couture presentations for Givenchy that is effortlessly perfect and undeniably couture. Everything from his manner of presentation to the intrinsically bespoke nature of the designs, he has triumphantly come into his own. In three rooms, press and couture clients saw ornate gowns in shades of white and ivory suspended from the ceilings, allowing for an up close and personal look at the exquisite handiwork of the garments. 

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The rooms were romantically named Tears of Angels, the Cloud Room, and Bird of Paradise. In the Cloud Room, attendees found a photograph of the collection shown on some of the world’s most popular models including Maria Carla Boscono and Kasia Struss. While the notion of a bird of paradise may have you immediately imagining color, it is with a sense of structured and romantic fragility that Tisci translates his inspiration.

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What is extraordinary about this collection is the subdued nature of the silhouette paired with the extremely detailed techniques shown. The past few seasons have been sensational for Givenchy Haute Couture and this is no exception. Tisci has found a baseline silhouette that works for him and has manifested it into ten beautifully elaborate looks. 

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