Riccardo Tisci designing sheer costumes for the Paris National Opera Ballet’s production of Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, which debuted at the Palais Garnier Thursday 2nd may night. Tisci, creative director of Givenchy, explained in a statement about his designs that he “wanted the dancers to feel naked somehow,” and added that the costumes express the same dark and romantic sensibility seen in his ready-to-wear collections. Find out the costumes in action after the jump.
Givenchy plans to take a pause from presenting its couture collection according to WWD. Riccardo Tisci won’t show a collection to the press during the next couture week in Paris scheduled from January 21 to 24. Nevertheless, the French fashion house will continue to making high fashion and welcome clients to its salons.
After being appointed as Givenchy‘s creative director in 2005, Tisci has been busy revamping the dusty french couture house, transforming it into a globally and critically acclaimed brand.
Tisci almost instantly brought to Givenchy what Tom Ford once brought to Gucci and Hedi Slimane to Dior: a money-minting black box of creative energy and social capital that’s as enigmatic as it is lucrative, and built in part on his personal reputation.
Strategically choosing the last day of fashion week, the Met announced that the next Costume Institute annual spring exhibition will be punk themed hosted by Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara. The exhibition, which will be held May 9th to August 11th, will include both New York and London punk influenced fashion and couture.