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Givenchy Spring 2013 Runway Review

In keeping with Riccardo Tisci's affinity for religious dress and Gothic glamour, this season's Givenchy collection was clean-lined and minimal in terms of embellishments, but refreshingly, there were moments of feminine romance, a result of the designer looking to the house's 1960s archives.

Mixing soft and hard shapes, the designer showed a streamlined collection with ruffle-accented tops and dresses (which, despite being gorgeous and impeccably executed, were a bit hard to look at without thinking of Lanvin), blazers with rounded oversized shoulders, dresses with shoulder tabs, gathered black separates, and slim trousers.

Tisci is one of the most influential designers right now, but while he's presented a slew of artful looks over the years, his Spring 2013 marked a welcome turn to more wearable garments and he did so without sacrificing an ounce of his signature aesthetic.