"Brahméide" ensemble, Givenchy par Clare Waight Keller

TOP-CAPE, BODY, TROUSERS, BELT AND PUMPS. FIRST HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION OF CLARE WAIGHT KELLER FOR GIVENCHY

  • Givenchy par Clare Waight Keller

  • Large satin label woven on the short cape: "SPRING // SUMMER 18 // GIVENCHY / HIGH COUTURE / 3 AVENUE GEORGES V. PARIS" / Canvas label woven on the pants: "GIVENCHY / SAMPLE - NOT FOR SALE"
  • Haute couture, Spring-Summer 2018
  • Organza Iconic hand-embroidered with hand-embroidered hand-embroidered eyebrows in shades of night blue, royal blue, purple, purple on a black organza background. Black elastane mesh. Black stretch tulle. Black crepey muslin. Fine black jersey. Black wool caviar Black patent leather. Gilded metal. Sweden flesh.
  • GAL2019.14.1.1-6
  • Donation of Givenchy – Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Clare Waight Keller's creations for Givenchy emanate a deceptive simplicity. For her first haute couture collection for Givenchy, she is offering Palais Galliera this silhouette named "Brahmeide" in homage to the eponymous butterfly species. The cup is a reference to the archives of the fashion house created in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy : a short cape that fits in the style of certain liturgical costumes. A rounded seam accompanies the rounded shoulders, details found on 1960s models of the claw. The material is not velvet, but embroidered with silk hairs of various shades of blue, gathered in "handful eyebrows", an abundant ornamental technique on 18th century dresses. The only concession to masculinity, the strict pleated black wool caviar trousers complete the line of this graphic model.

 

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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson