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Givenchy RTW Fall 2019

A clear tent under moonlit trees in the Jardin de Plantes undoubtedly held appeal for Givenchy’s “Winter of Eden”-themed fashion show. But maybe think twice before cramming 1,000 people in a space the length of a city block with only one way out through a dark tunnel of dizzying lights and pounding club beats?
The unpleasant exit didn’t feel particularly on-brand for Clare Waight Keller, designer to the Duchess of Sussex, no matter how much she has been exploring the darker side of the fairytale in such pieces as the spectacular sinister-sweet red latex spring 2019 couture gown worn by Rachel Weisz to the Oscars.
But Waight Keller wanted a club vibe to go with her early Nineties inspiration, when “aristocracy started to meet street culture,” she said backstage before the show, citing society types like Honor Fraser and Stella Tennant who became fixtures on the London nightlife scene, and also the “bourgeois” look that has been sweeping the runways here.
Design-wise, it all started as it always does at Waight Keller’s Givenchy, with structured tailoring—but more specifically than that, the shoulder, which has been a playground for designers this season (see Saint Laurent, Chloe and Balenciaga). She proposed several options: round, peaked

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