Givenchy Quits Couture Runway

Riccardo Tisci won’t be among the ever-dwindling number of designers presenting their couture collections on the Paris catwalks in early July. But hold your mon dieus. The Givenchy designer has instead opted to show by appointment, condensing the collection to ten looks which editors, royals and Russian oligarch wives can view in an 18th-century Place Vendôme townhouse. Lest anyone think the decision was made to trim a few euros, the label says the presentation will likely cost 35% more than a runway show.

The installation will also come with a look book shot by Willy Vanderperre, as well as A-list appearances from the likes of Givenchy muses Mariacarla Boscono and Lara Stone, who wore a custom wedding dress for her recent nuptials to David Walliams. No word yet if the her foil, transgender Tisci muse Lea T., will model as well.

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