Givenchy’s dark Fall 2012

If the runways of Milan and Paris have offered up a story that is itching to be told, it has to be noir. Editors are going to want to hate it – black never photographs as well as it should. Art directors are going to love it – it’s too strong a story not to want to interpret it. But it all has to come down to finding the pieces which tell the noir story as it needs to be told. As soon as you know that designer Riccardo Tisci turned to the work of photographer Guy Bourdin to find inspiration for Givenchy’s fall 2012 catwalk, you’ll know that fashion’s interpreters are going to be as equally keen to turn to Givenchy in order to tell the story of noir.


And they won’t do so just for the collection’s sexuality – which is overt, but not in the same in-your-face way that Viktor & Rolf’s is. Instead it’s likely that they’ll turn to the masculine just as much as they do the fetishist, the delicate just as much they will the leather, and the riding boots above all else if only because that’s precisely what guests were keen to touch on post show.

You can see all of the Givenchy autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

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