Runway Shows

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2009: Modern Arabian Nights

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2009PARIS, Jul 8, 2009 / FW/ — It’s a modern day Jasmine who plays Victor/Victoria as Riccardo Tisci puts his two-cents in for androgyny.

Glittering harem pants with a split personality – it can’t decide whether it was low-waist or high-waist depending on how you view it is the Millennial Jasmine’s attire for those party nights at the dessert.

Then, the harem pants turned into low-crotch trousers and this time, it cannot decide whether it was borrowed from Aladdin or just simply something from the 20th century.

An interesting collection to say the least, but one cannot help but think that Tisci is pandering to the predominantly Middle Eastern couture clients.

If that is the case, then the show having the Arabian Nights theme is understandable but somehow, Millennial Jasmine just seem out of touch with her generation.

[SARA CONDE]

Paris Haute Couture Fall 2009