The Clothes for modern women – and a modern red carpet – at Givenchy couture 25 January 2018
Clare Waight Keller’s couture collection for Givenchy was notable for three reasons. Remarkably, it was her first ever couture collection. It was Givenchy’s first couture collection in eight years and the first time it has had a woman at its helm (a British one of that). It also happened to be a highlight of the week.
For some, it was the highlight.
Couture must grapple with all manner of issues these days – the economics of running a slow-delivery business that’s the opposite of see now, wear now not least among them. But perhaps its most pressing challenge is trying to figure out what kind of sex appeal it wants to project on the red carpet in these charged times.