In fashion there are very few somber moments. The death of the late and great Hubert de Givenchy earlier this year was one of them. He died just after the 2018 Academy Awards and I hope he died knowing that his namesake house is in good hands. Last night in Paris Clare Waight Keller presented her first runway show since the death of Monsieur Givenchy. It was titled ‘Caraman’ a reference to the hotel in Paris where the late designer started his business. The show was staged in the garden of Paris’s Archives Nationales and it very much echoed in it’s own way the iconic Givenchy logo. The clothes that came down the runway referenced all of the codes that Hubert de Givenchy laid out between 1952 when he opened his fashion house and his retirement in 1995.The whole collection played on the balances of structure and fluidity. Everything was tailored to absolute perfection. Coats, gowns, tops, trousers, skirts, long sleeve, short sleeve, strapless, and caped. Each look was better than the last. The show opened with Clare Waight Keller’s take on a pink and white gown that was created for Audrey Hepburn (a lifetime friend of the designer and the house) to wear in the movie Funny Face. Waight Keller’s version was navy and ice blue and gave a strong warrior woman vibe as it opened the show. From there each looked like it would be perfect for Audrey had she been around in this modern era. I was enamored from the first look to the last. I don’t often get very emotional during fashion shows, the last to make me shed a tear was Donatella’s tribute collection last September, but when Audrey singing “Moon River” from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s soundtrack came on the soundtrack of this show I did tear up. I do think that the two, who I truly believe were there at this show in spirit, would have been very pleased with the collection. When it comes to red carpet options there are many! Bellow are some of the looks I really want to see brought to life off the runway and who I think would really sell the look to me.
Some of the other stars who I’d like to see bring looks from this collection to life on the red carpet include Beyonce, Amber Heard, Cate Blanchett, Rosamund Pike, Chadwick Boseman, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Gal Gadot, Zoe Saldana, Lily Collins, Charlize Theron, Harry Styles, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Rihanna, Diane Kruger, and Jared Leto.
What was your favorite moment from this show and who do you want to see bring it to life on the red carpet?