Givenchy Fall 2010 Haute Couture collection is amazing. The dresses from the collection bear an obvious, in your face beauty which many would instantly fall for. But look a little closer and a strong Gothic edge is revealed, all executed with a calculated amount of restraint.
Above, Calacas long dress in bone white tulle embroidered with a lace design in silk thread; worn with a jacket in matching cotton double duchess embroidered with three dimensional ‘porcelain’ coated lace motifs. Below, Calavera gown in bone white tulle embroidered with hand-cut lace motifs and cornelli work in silk chiffon, ribbon and thread. Worn with a jacket in matching cotton double duchess embroidered with alabaster stones, silk thread and three dimensional ‘porcelain’ coated lace motifs and a body suit in fine knitted silk.
Golden touch — trust Riccardo Tisci to dazzle us, after all he was the one who made Lara Stone shine on her wedding day with two gorgeous custom-made gowns. Here are two dresses that glister just as brilliantly — Veladoras: corseted dress hand-embroidered in an open lace design in golden thread, fine gold chain and crystals; worn with a tail coat embroidered with hand cut gold metallic sequins and crystals; Coronos: corseted gown embroidered with hand-cut gold metallic sequins and crystals.
Inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the human skeleton is a running theme in the collection, with gowns featuring motifs running symmetrically along the length of the spine and zippers adorned with skulls. Below, Flor de Muerto dress in bone white tulle embroidered with three dimensional porcelain-coated lace motifs, alabaster stones, crystals and pearls trapped in tulle worn with a bodysuit in fine ribbed knitted silk
Beautiful study of the human anatomy — Catrina dress in stretch nude tulle, embroidered with blush colored crystals, hand-cut lace motifs and ostrich feathers.
See the rest of the dresses in the collection over at Givenchy’s website.