Is Givenchy Creative Director Riccardo Tisci starting to become known more for his "#family" of models, celebrities and industry heavyweights than his clothes?
At his spring 2015 runway show in Paris, those people took center stage. In the front row, Kim Kardashian and daughter North West wore matching Givenchy gowns and were accompanied by both Kanye West and Kris Jenner. On the runway, Kendall Jenner walked, as did a number of Givenchy campaign stars and #family members including Mariacarla Boscano, Jamie Bochert, Natasha Poly, Joan Smalls, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Edie Campbell and Cara Delevingne. And in the collection, Carine Roitfeld's styling was strongly felt.
The clothes were appealing, and will definitely be worn by the aforementioned ladies off the runway, but they were not exactly game-changing. There seemed to be a boho-gladiator theme to the mostly black and white collection, where all looks were paired with knee-high leather boots. Peasant blouses, representing spring's ongoing boho trend, paired with high-waisted pants (even jeans in some instances) felt sexy and casual. Skirts were short and flouncy. Leather Roman-inspired dresses recalled Tisci's spring 2014 gowns, and models had their eyebrows bleached (even Cara Delevingne!), just like last season.