×
150
Fashion Jobs
SAROJ JALAN
Marketing Strategist
Permanent · KOLKATA
ADD UR CO LLP
Production Manager
Permanent · Chennai
THE GLOBAL ZONE HR SERVICES
Production Manager/ Supervisor/ Incharge
Permanent · Pune
PUMA
Manager - Digital Marketing
Permanent · Bengaluru
THE BANYAN HR CONSULTS
Brand Manager For Leading Women's Wear Garments CO at Coimbatore
Permanent · Coimbatore
LEVI'S
Manager, Retail Merchandising (Ebo)
Permanent · Bengaluru
GLAN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY
Senior Buyer Lingerie (Knits Western Wear) - Retail Brand
Permanent · GURUGRAM
JOB INDIA
Asst. Manager E-Com Operations (Garments Retail) Gurgaon
Permanent · Faridabad
VASTRAKALA EXPORTS
Quality Manager
Permanent · CHENNAI
PEOPLE ALLIANCE WORKFORCE PRIVATE LIMITED
Manager / in Charge - Production/Quality/Cutting - Garments Industry
Permanent · Bhiwandi
MINT AND MILK COMMUNICATIONS
Senior Account Executive
Permanent · MUMBAI
PUMA
Manager- Buying (Apparel)
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager- Business Intelligence
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager- Trade Compliance
Permanent · Bengaluru
LEVI'S
Technical Product Manager
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager- Supply Planning
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Senior Manager - Performance Marketing- Marketplac…
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Regional Sales Manager- Mbo (South)
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager- Returns And Spf Operations
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager Merchandising
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Project Manager- Operations
Permanent · Bengaluru
PUMA
Manager- Logistics Operations
Permanent · Bengaluru
Published
Jul 3, 2019
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Givenchy: Johnny Rotten meets the Virgin Queen

Published
Jul 3, 2019

Clare Waight Keller must now be couture’s most potent image maker. Her latest collection inspired by the image of a bird caught inside a giant chateau was a tough poetic statement that confirmed her as a couturier of skill and importance.


Givenchy - Fall-Winter2019 - Haute Couture - Paris - © PixelFormula



Her title for the collection? "Noblesse Radicale," seen on a mood board that encompassed pierced posh punks; '70s Italian furniture; Johnny Rotten in tartan; medieval unicorns and oil paintings of Queen Elizabeth I.
 
Waight Keller presented the show with aplomb Tuesday night inside the soaring exhibition space of the museum of decorative arts within the Louvre: adding 25-meter-high curtains and giant dangling lights. The musical selections, like the clothes, were moody from Alexandre Desplat’s original soundtrack from The Tree of Life, to Philip Glass’s histrionic Dance VIII at the finale.

Half the looks suggested feathers and the more ruffled the better: zigzag emu's for an opening pencil skirt; a chicken’s coop-worth of crushed feathers for a flamenco dress; or a fantastic mannish coat – split vertically with swan’s plumage on one side; black raven on the other.


Givenchy - Fall-Winter2019 - Haute Couture - Paris - © PixelFormula


 
Her cast had a crazed-lady feel about them – enhanced by the Keith of Prodigy twisty, spiky hairdos; or massive broken wing hair extensions.

Add in a divine herringbone and houndstooth primitive wrap dress; and a couple of romantic crushed faille and graphic jacquard ball gowns and the UK designer garnered an impressive ovation at the finale.
 
In a co-ed show, Waight Keller’s guys were much more polished veteran rockers – in Bryan Ferry white  double-breasted tuxedos; poets in paisley ruffled shirts; and a fantastic silver Maharajah jacket that must be worn to pick up a Grammy this winter.




“I wanted anarchist characters coming through with the hair and hats. This idea of a feathery bird that gets trapped in a house, and then finds all these different elements. And for the finale all these jacquards from The Tree of Life, coming from 17th and 18th century Indian textiles. Taking those patterns and weaving them into embroideries,” explained a highly assured Waight Keller.
 
In a word, a couturier very much in control of her atelier, collections, brand and maison – creating imaginative couture that, surely, would have made Hubert de Givenchy proud.

Copyright © 2022 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.