Givenchy SS10: Verging on Thriller.

June 27, 2009
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Since the news of MJ’s death has spread everywhere, undoubtedly including Outer Mongolia at this stage (is there any real basis to this old phrase…?), I’ll spare another reiteration of the details. That said, it’s impossible to give somewhat of a review on Givenchy’s SS10 without referring, at least in passing to the glittering, stud-sporting pop-icon.
Considering Jackson’s fondness for Givenchy womenswear it was only natural that Riccardo Tisci be appointed the equivalent of head of costumery for MJ’s comeback performances at the O2 in London. The first consultation was to take place today. Alas.
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But Wacko Jacko’s signature slick-showman aesthetic was still evident in Tisci’s latest menswear endeavour. From the trademark black-and-white colour combination to the gilded-looking details it all seemed to salute the sartorial splendour of the departed entertainer. 
Then there was the sporty/latino/Moroccan (what a hybrid…) dynamic to the entire affair (another typically Tisci flourish) not so much MJ but desirable none the less.
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  • UYYAWN June 29, 2009 at 11:28 am

    i think they're ultra fierce! We all know MJ obsession with studs and blings.

  • ana June 29, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    from Derek Blasberg's twitter: "This may sound shallow, but I really don't mean it that way: I take solace in knowing that MJ found Givenchy and Balmain before he passed." – shallow perhaps, but he makes a good point!

  • The Fashion Inquisitor June 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    The second look I believe it was is by far my favorite.Michael Jackson was such an icon in so many ways and not afraid to cross fashion boundaries as well as the obvious music boundaries. This post has a well deserved Michael Jackson referral.

  • Cillian June 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    ana: He does, rather! Definitely two of my favourite houses./

  • susie_bubble June 30, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    That Blasberg twitter comment is hilarious…I don't know where I stand with this collection… but I am quite enamoured with the gold cut-out gladiator sandals…