Givenchy Haute Couture S/S 2003 Paris

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    8:31 :D
     
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    If there’s one expression to describe Julien’s work for Givenchy and this collection , it would be: identity crisis.
    He really tried hard!
     
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    ^^^ I suspect he would have been so much more successful as a stylist/fashion director. And this offering is a strong showcase of how he can pull together looks from Galliano/McQueen/Versace/Cavalli/Gaultier into a cohesive whole. And yet still not the remotest hint of his own identity LOL

    (I remember reading an article where he revealed just how badly he was treated at Chanel— and by Karl. He seemed really into his knitting but he was never a strong designer beyond his knitted pieces.)
     
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    I still think this is more disrespectful than whatever Lee was doing at the house tbh. I mean he have the audacity to served us Sport Illustrated couture bikini. Up untill this day it's still puzzled me how did he convinced the Arnault to hired him. I feel so bad for Humberto tho, no wonder he hated LVMH.
     
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    One of my fears in life is being that person with no sense of perspective but lots of kitsch and other nostalgic cheese who re-digests what was s*it years ago as 'so good!' but... while Julien's work has always been a good parameter of what was bad, one thing I wish I had appreciated more was his attitude... he didn't have his head up his *** in interviews, just a sweet, bubbly, harmlessly tasteless man who made clothes and was okay with that occupation description.. he didn't subject anyone to some 'when I started to create this collection, I thought 'what is happening around me? what is a table? is infinity a symbol of functionality? can this collection be about consent but also about eternity AND function? will I invoke my dead grandma with the closing look?'.. he kept it simple, just a modest clothes-maker who made stuff 'so you can look like a yummy sparkling babe!'. I miss that.

     
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    While I prefer Lee's clothes and Lee as a designer, he was more disrespectful than Julien. Lee only cared about the money with Givenchy. The end goal was to inject that money into his own company. And while I think it's really through working with those wonderful ateliers that he grew as a designer, he never really paid attention to Hubert's work. He never even tried. Givenchy was McQueen Couture...

    Julien tried at least. And tbh, he had a lot of ideas...Ideas that were executed later and with more taste and finesse by Riccardo. But as @Phuel mentioned it, he was just great and inventive in knitwear. It was just too big for him (even if at that time, Givenchy wasn't what it is today). He had two good collections IMO: SS and FW RTW 2002. Those collections were really good and his campaigns were always quite chic surprisingly.

    Why he got the position?
    Because at the time, with the success of Tom Ford at Gucci and the good luck of Galliano at Dior, people in fashion believed that hiring an American or a British designer was the key. And he worked with Karl and was quite a little sensation, described as a genius in knitwear. In the late 90's, Americans and British took over the Big fashion scene...Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe & Cerruti, Kors at Celine, Giles Deacon and Edward Buchanan at Bottega Veneta...etc.
     
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