Archive for the ‘Givenchy Shoes’ Category
So, I’m sitting here, sipping a home-brewed mocha with a sprained ankle. It seemed a perfect opportunity to do a quick shoe-showdown. What else would I expect do with sudden, unexpected, bed rest?
These Givenchy wedges were seen last fall on the SS2010 runway and were available for purchase as of late March of this year. Jeffrey Campbell’s ‘Tick’ wedges beat Givenchy’s runway wedges to the retail scene by almost six months. So, are they a crazy, rushed, runway-inspired copy? Or did several designers get mad deals on similar, psychedelic, tribal fabric?
Yes, these are the things I wonder about at 10pm when most people are either tucked into bed or out on the town. I’m not sure what, if anything, that says about me…hmm..Anyway, I’d love to know which style is your favorite and why.
Hubert de Givenchy turns 83 today. He is such an interesting man.
He is the younger son of a french nobleman. At ten, he decided he wanted to work in fashion. In 1952, just weeks before is 25th birthdayhe opened his design house. He was the youngest designer of the progressive Paris fashion scene. His first collections were characterized by the use of men’s cotton shirting – a cheaper fabric, but they always piqued curiosity through their design. He later became such a good friend with Cristobal Balianciaga that when Cristobal retired, he referred his customers to Givenchy.
The two women most closely assiciated with Givenchy fashion are Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. He designed the cream silk gown Mrs. Kennedy wore on their visit to France in 1961, and it was a Givenchy dress she wore as she attended her husband’s funeral in 1963.
He met an awkward teenager named Audrey Hepburn, in 1954, looking for dresses in her first movie Sabrina. They remained friends and he dressed her for 40 years.
He created the first line of ready to wear. LVHM bought his design house in 1988, then was pressured to retire. A side note, LVHM ignored Givenchy’s choice of replacement designers and hired John Galliano then Alexander McQueen, neither were good matches so they moved on. Riccardo Tisci is creating some wonderful designs at Givenchy, and I can’t wait to see what he shows in Paris. Today Hubert de Givenchy lives quietly outside Paris collecting art and antiques.
Here are shoes the House of Givenchy offers.
To celebrate I will put on my tiara, have coffee and a danish while I look at the Tiffany’s website.
Richard Ticci at Givenchy wowed reviewers with his Couture line. Here is what he offered.
Close up of the booties. I dunno.
Here is a formal gown. Love the purple suede platforms.
I love the outfit below.
I can’t find a good photo of the shoes by themselves, but they look like they are glittery, peeptoes.
Ok, I love the jacket.
I have to keep reminding myself that couture is all about the outfit. Not about the shoes. The outfits presented in this line were a lot of fun.
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Hey all – Saks is having an ‘up to 40% off’ designer brands sale.
So, if you are in the market for a Christmas shopping splurge, now’s your chance.
This is just a sampling, there are pages of shoes on sale…I’m betting most of them, especially the selection of Louboutins, won’t last:
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year, we have much to be thankful for. We are thankful for our family (including my brand new little boy!), our health, and the many friendships this little website has sent out way. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and soleful desires on ShoeBlog!
And since this is, after all, a blog about shoes, we are thankful to the designers that created these fine feathery creations. Hopefully no birds were harmed in the making of the shoes!