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John Galliano for Givenchy, Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1996

Lydia Edwards

Edith Cowan University, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The Collection in Context When John Galliano took up the reins as chief designer at Givenchy in 1995, a mix of the historic and cultural was widely expected given his previous repertoire, and the frequent comparisons made...
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...Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 1991 womenswear collection was shown at Paris Fashion Week, and was one of Hubert de Givenchy's last collections before being succeeded by John Galliano in 1995. The collection's main focus was on power suits...
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...Hubert de Givenchy's Autumn/Winter 1992 womenswear show for Givenchy was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The collection opened with skirt suits accompanied by brightly colored and patterned pussy-bow shirts. Tartan was particularly...
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...Bill Blass’s Spring/Summer 1993 show for his eponymous brand was presented at New York Fashion Week. Ensembles featured jackets, cardigans, hourglass fitted dresses, sheath skirts as well as palazzo, baggy, and slim pants paired...
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...John Galliano’s Autumn/Winter 1996 show ‘Toreador’ for Givenchy was presented at London Fashion Week. Galliano brought glamour with a touch of retro style to this show, with shoulder pads as a prominent feature and a subtle Latin theme...
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...Alexander McQueen's 1997 Autumn/Winter collection for Givenchy was presented at Paris fashion week. This was McQueen’s first ready-to-wear show for Givenchy, following his couture debut 'Search for the Golden Fleece’ earlier in the year...

Givenchy, Hubert de

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Hubert de Givenchy was born on 21 February 1927 in Beauvais, France. The son of a prosperous family, he attended college at Beauvais and then moved to Paris. In 1944 he took a position as an apprentice designer at the couture house...

Hubert de Givenchy (1927–2018)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Givenchy with Audrey Hepburn. Photo: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images.Givenchy was essentially a couturier, truly focused on making couture clothes for real (rich) women.The first ‘Little Black Dress’ (LBD) was probably Chanel...
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...Hubert de Givenchy's 1996 Spring/Summer show for Givenchy was presented at Paris Fashion Week. A classically romantic collection, with many references to a Breakfast at Tiffany's style glamour, focused on daywear and coordinated sets...
...Footage Referenced Givenchy, autumn/winter 1999 Givenchy, spring/summer 2000 Alexander McQueen, spring/summer 2001Introduction Alexander McQueen’s autumn/winter 1999 show for Givenchy presented dystopian garments that juxtaposed...