The Story Of Givenchy’s AW15 Show, By Numbers

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  • Baby hair is back and looking slicker than ever at Paris Fashion Week...

    Baby hair was back and looking slicker than ever at the Givenchy show last night, as designer Riccardo Tisci made a new beauty statement to complement his fierce AW15 collection. Katy Perry got the memo in advance and wet her sideburns accordingly, before taking her seat on the front row, next to Paris Fashion Week staples Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

    Here’s how the show played out, by numbers…

    51 Aggressive / Progressive Beauties
    Givenchy’s beauty game was strong. Make-up queen Pat McGrath gave each girl a nose ring the size of a baroque chandelier, hands-down winning the prize of most striking look of the season. Choosing to team it with face jewels and swirling, wet-look baby hair, Tisci was inspired by South America’s chola girl gangs. We think it’s the kind of look that FKA Twigs would be seriously proud of.

    4 Front Row Mega-Starlets
    And all wearing all black every-thang. Katy Perry looked gothic glam in her lace panel dress, while Kim Kardashian did drawstring body-con as only she can. Current Givenchy campaign girls Jessica Chastain and Amanda Seyfried kept things a little more low-key in a sharp black tux and sweetie bow dress respectively, while honourable mention goes out to Anna Dello Russo, who worked a top-to-toe look from the spring collection as she air kissed like a pro. 

    6 Pacman Machines
    Tisci’s set was decked out like an old arcade, complete with neon strip lights, vintage video games and a couple of skateboards thrown in for good measure. Kanye was in his element.

    10 Years Of Tisci
    No, we can’t believe it either – Riccardo’s celebrating a decade at the helm of the iconic French house this month. Season after season he’s reinvented his woman to huge acclaim; for SS15 she was a glam gladiator and this time she’s a Victoriana gangster. Dark and dangerous and sporting stunning lace and precious jewels, the AW15 look is another beautiful mash-up of historical fabrics done in daring new cuts. We think it’s safe to say the Givenchy ticket is hotter than ever.

    See all the looks from the Givenchy AW15 show in the gallery above.

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