For Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014, Riccardo Tisci Taps Klimt On The Shoulder For Inspiration

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Painter Gustav Klimt is no stranger to fashion, even if he’s been dead for decades.  Klimt has proven to inspire many designer collections including Dior’s 2008 + Alexander McQueen’s 2013 collection.  Yet, for Riccardo Tisci, he just appropriated the colors from a Klimt print along with bauhaus colors + shapes for Givenchy’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection.  “Klimt has been an obsession + I find it very ethnic in a way,’ Tisci told WWD.  Luckily, Tisci’s approach wasn’t a literate one but rather a pixelation of sorts, of the Klimt print, decorating jackets, dresses + skirts.  There were beautiful trousers with geometric shapes across them at an angle, as in the looks in the first block above.  Look at how great the red sleeve from the model in the top block (lower left) seamlessly melts into the red shape of her pants pocket.

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