For the Givenchy Fall-Winter 2018-2019 Haute Couture collection, Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller wished to create an homage to Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy, not only for the timelessness of his creations but as a tribute to the innate elegance of the man himself and the grace with which he lived.
Clare Waight Keller is Givenchy’s first female artistic director. It was announced that she would succeed Riccardo Tisci at the house in March 2017. She designed famous wedding gown for Meghan Markle – new member of Royal British family this year. For this season she showed iconic style of Hubert de Givenchy in it’s glory and grace.
Haute Couture creations are produced in this intimate setting, with meticulous attention to detail. In a feat of passion and patience, highly qualified artisans seek solutions with scientific precision. This pieces are sewn entirely by hand, requiring hundreds and sometimes thousands of hours of work. The fundamental link in one of only a handful of French Haute Couture houses, the Givenchy atelier, its artisans and their know-how are the House’s foundation, the place where dreams become reality.