When I think of couture, I think of exquisitely designed clothing that is truly one-of-a-kind. That is exactly what Givenchy puts forth with each of its couture collections. This season was no different save the fact that each piece was… out of this world. If you can picture yourself as the Queen of Saturn transported to earth in order to teach women a thing or two about fashion, then you will have no trouble picturing Givenchy’s Haute Couture S/S 2011 Collection.
With astronomical hats created by none other than Philip Treacy and gorgeous gowns embroidered in the finest fabrics, this presentation truly took the cake in Paris this season. A subtle, neutral colored scheme perfectly accented futuristic neons—one of my favorite trends for this spring—structured cuts of delicate fabrics fit together like thousand-piece puzzles you just stare at in amazement. Every component of this show aids in constructing a feasible reality for women who love (and can afford) couture, but don’t want to be shoved into the typical bland, rich-niche.
I truly believe that designer Riccardo Tisci has reinvented the way we view modern haute couture. Tisci’s creative eye is not only inspiring, but, dare I say it, realistic–women will want these clothes. I know one thing is for certain: this collection makes me want to be a superstar so clothes like these can become my daily reality.