Givenchy Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011

While I find it slightly annoying that Givenchy has barely progressed from the autumn winter 2010 couture collection (they look like they could all be from the same show), I won’t deny that the pieces are beautiful. A few interesting points of note, firstly, Riccardo Tisci cast all Asian models, which worked very well with this small collection. Secondly, a lot of the white/cream coloured dresses had panels of bright colour at the back, orange, lime green, or fuschia pink. Thirdly, these pieces would make fantastic wedding gowns, as they all have stunning backs. And since you stare at the bride’s back for ages while she is at the altar, you’d certainly be kept entertained by these beautiful details.

I love…

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the back of this dress, the bright orange looks amazing and those thin spaghetti straps make it look so delicate.

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incredible sleeve construction.

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a gorgeous back. Not enough designers pay attention to the back!

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fantastic front folds and bows.

I loathe…

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tits on show. Plus this design would be compromised by putting a lining in it, which makes it quite impossible to wear.

Images from Vogue.com.

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  • alex

    when I scrolled down to loathe, I thought you’d loathe the giant gundam helmet thing like I did, but you didn’t mention it… I think that hat is hideous!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I just sort of ignored the ridiclous headwear. It was so out of place.

  • http://twitter.com/kidcouture kidcouture

    the award for best fashion commentary of the year goes to Alex Isenberg “Tits on Show!” hahahaha

  • http://www.imtheitgirl.com/ anya

    Mind-blowingly beautiful. Except for boobs. Couture > boobs.