There will be one less fantastical, intricately-crafted collection to ogle at the haute couture shows in January. Givenchy, whose couture collections have always been among the standouts each season, just announced it won't be officially presenting a couture collection this season.
But that doesn't mean the house isn't still committed to producing couture. According to WWD, Givenchy will "continue making high fashions and welcome clients to its salons." The house also told the trade that it's still investing in its couture atelier and may present collections in the future.
Givenchy and designer Riccardo Tisci have been moving towards personalization in their couture business since 2010 when they changed the format of the brand's couture shows. Instead of a runway extravaganza, Givenchy has been showcasing a small number of pieces on models in a still-life presentation format.
So now we'll have to wait until Cate Blanchett shows up on a red carpet to see Givenchy couture.
But with Tisci co-chairing the Met Costume Institute Gala this spring, there should be plenty of Givenchy haute couture to tide you over.