Like Raf Simons at Dior and, presumably, Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, Riccardo Tisci looked to the archives for Givenchy’s spring collection. And why not mine the glamour trove when something as simple as a scallop cut seems radically new today?
The sixties were Tisci’s particular focus. Those soft scallop shapes featured throughout, as did gentle raglan shoulders, pouffy sheer fabrics, single sleeves, and a new color for the designer, baby blue.
But it wasn’t all swaddles and sweetness. Tisci spiced things up with sharp jewelry and bits of hardware, white tanks, and hints of ecclesiastical robes and tuxedo jackets, among other men’s references. Gone were graphic Rottweiler-like prints, though the organ music was gothic enough.