Everyone Attended Givenchy’s Show at New York Fashion Week

13 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Fashion Week: Street Vibe at True Religion, Givenchy in NYC.

When Princess Diana’s marriage was falling apart and she needed a photographer to help recast her as sexy, independent and carefree, Patrick Demarchelier was the man she called on. The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runways to celebrities as eight days of spring previews entered their third day Saturday.Kim posted the snap on her Instagram account, giving her 45.9 million followers a treat as she posed with the Hole singer – who has clearly been taking tips as she pouted for the camera.NEW YORK (AP) — On a dystopian set with One World Trade Center beaming its blue light into the night sky this Sept. 11, Givenchy took Manhattan on a pier Friday before a star-studded crowd, remembering tragedy and celebrating fashion at the same time.

A European luxury brand comes to New York City and stages a sunset fashion show on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with the Freedom Tower as backdrop? The star looked as glamorous as ever at she flaunted her cleavage in a black dress – and also gave fans a look at her growing baby bump in the sheer gown. Riccardo Tisci, the French fashion house’s creative director, worked with performance artist Marina Abramovic on the Waterworld-esque set of walls made of recycled metal and wooden shards, seating his huge crowd on stacked wooden pallets and benches as models walked in looks of mostly black and white. It could have gone wrong, very wrong, but Givenchy Artistic Director Riccardo Tisci managed to orchestrate an event that was respectful, meditative, inclusive and solemnly beautiful. I think when you get that title of being creative director some people take it for granted, and people in the fashion world truly understand what that means and for me that’s a huge step, and something I’m trying to do in the long run,” Westbrook said in an interview at the True Religion store in the Soho district of Manhattan.

They were snapped with Courtney at the event, and the blonde star looked very stylish in a long black dress showing off a hint of midriff through the sheer material. Demarchelier has photographed them and countless others in sensuous but classically pretty spreads for Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Allure. Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder player who launched a line at Barney’s last year, said at True Religion, “my job is to come in with some more street style, different things that I see on a day-to-day basis from my peers.” In comparison to his Westbrook-XO-Barneys New York collection, Westbrook says the True collection is “more me coming up and kind of doing my own thing.” Fans stood outside the New York store waiting for the celebrity — who has attended shows during Fashion Week — and cheered once he arrived. The star – who is currently single – was married to the Nirvana frontman for two years before his tragic suicide in 1994, and in August 1992 they welcomed their only child together Frances Bean Cobain, who is now 23.

Outside of sports, Westbrook’s colorful style has made headlines, and he’s become a staple on the fashion scene, visiting fashion week in Paris and Milan. “Growing up, I would never think I would be doing anything like this, in a store like this, so it’s a blessing to be able to see all different kids and parents and everybody here — so it’s good,” he said. “The collection was inspired by how we can use sportswear to power the body and how we can make the body stronger through clothes,” said designer Becca McCharen, who is also an architect. They were joined, among others, by Julia Roberts in a T-shirt adorned with Tisci’s face, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie and Nicki Minaj, who was in a body-hugging animal print dress. Demarchelier at an exhibition of his most iconic images, many of which hark back to the supermodel era, when Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss ruled the roost.

The show certainly had an intense feel as models of all sizes strutted the catwalk in the line’s signature pieces which include bikinis, dresses, sportswear and structured cages. “We want to design clothes that a woman can run 10 blocks in. Next to one picture of the trio lying in bed together, she wrote: “My greatest love and our precious Bean #missyou #memories.” “Makes me feel so sad.

Also there were athletes Amar’e Stoudemire, Victor Cruz and Russell Westbrook (showing his own fashion line this season), and father-daughter Steven and Liv Tyler. Tisci, who grew up in Italy, was inspired like so many by the promise of the American Dream, and has made Americana a recurring motif in his work, riffing on the flag, celebrating diversity, hip-hop music and basketball. That’s always the goal: To make people feel strong and that they can do anything,” McCharen said backstage after the show. “It’s always been strong, powerful women in every field and every body size, every gender spectrum.” Black, red, blue and white dominated the collection which also featured pieces that used Intel technology to change the shape of the garment depending on various elements such as the body temperature. Givenchy calmed the crowd, including more than 800 members of the public who received tickets to watch from the sidelines, with a soundtrack of chanting and other music honoring six cultures and religions. He opened this show to the public, like America opens its arms, offering tickets through an online lottery to experience what is usually an exclusive, invite-only affair.

Some looks included eerie face adornments in lacy patterns while other models had multiple spike earrings with nodules attached at the tops of their nose bridges. Overwhelmingly, his colleagues praised him for his speed on set, his strong eye and his impeccable taste, which has not wavered even in this blown-out, porno-chic era. Two toppled as they navigated this world, described in show notes by Abramovic as an event “about forgiveness, inclusivity, new life, hope, and above all, love.” A couple locked in an eternal, ever-changing embrace, a robed figure held olive branches aloft, and a woman stood under a spout of drenching, cleansing water that lightly splashed guests seated on benches below. “I like Givenchy because it’s modern yet classic,” said Connor Devoe, 24, an underwear designer from Manhattan. “I’m getting a selfie with Kanye,” said Ceejay Hayes, 19, a student from Georgetown University in Washington.

Demarchelier’s unique blend of French and English has become so legendary that there is a question asked routinely in the industry before people are brought onto jobs with him: “Do you speak Patrick?” For a man known for being chipper in a field of depressives, his sole resentment is toward consonants. On the runway, it was a kind of best-of collection for Tisci, with his ideas about black-and-white, masculine-meets-feminine tuxedo dressing at their most accessible, and models’ dramatic face jewelry at its most Instagrammable. Goodman said. “The best is when Patrick is talking to a celebrity and the celebrity has that look on their face like they are trying desperately to understand what he’s saying and they can’t let on they do not.” “No one understands anything he says,” Grace Coddington said. “But he calls the models ‘bebe’ and says ‘fabulous’ and ‘diveeeeene,’ and he makes them feel beautiful.” And so they stand on beaches, lie atop of Frette sheets and crawl across the desert sand for the tall man with the wavy gray hair, who goes snap, snap, snap and grunts with approval. Gowns fit for a Kardashian were puffed up with plumage, constructed from jigsaws of satin and lace, or encrusted in a pirate’s booty of spangles and pearls.

Demarchelier — who stood in the corner looking casually chic in his greenish Hermès blazer, his blue Hermès shirt, his washed-out J Crew jeans and his New Balance Sneakers — said the most important thing is to capture beauty, inside and out. “My accent is strong,” he said. “Sometimes I do TV interview, and I see the subtitles underceese. As the sun set, the show closed with “Ave Maria,” that melodic prayer, and the best view of Freedom Tower’s Tribute in Lights that I have ever seen.

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