Givenchy Haute Couture: Behind the Scenes

by jennine on April 29, 2011

Of all the couture houses Givenchy is the one that continually produces the most awe-inspiring collections in my eyes at least. We all saw Cate Blanchette wear Givenchy to the Oscars, which was one of my favorites, but other than that, I hadn’t seen more of the collection in action. Upon browsing through the Givenchy Facebook Fan Page, I noticed they just posted the behind the scenes to the haute couture presentation yesterday. Beautiful images to highlight the Japanese inspired collection, which  according to one outfit took 2,000 hours of cutting and 4,000 sewing. That puts a new spin on Malcolm Gladwell’s 3,000 hour rule to becoming an expert.

Images by Givenchy. To see more behind the scenes photos, visit the Givenchy Facebook Fan Page.

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SACRAMENTO April 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh You have just taken my breath away. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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GRIT & GLAMOUR April 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Great post. Love behind-the-scenes peeks! And Givenchy is amazing.
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Myrmecophila April 29, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I LOOOOOOOVE IT! great photos! amazing behind the scenes!



Lou Lou April 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

It’s sooo great seeing these masterpieces close up. Thanks for sharing xx


Jessica April 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Such gorgeous detail! Great post!!
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Malcolm April 29, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Oh my God, the craftsmanship is phenomenal! I guess it justifies the astronomical couture prices!
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Dina April 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm

just beautiful, the details and work involved. Kate Blanchett did look amazing at the Oscars in Givenchy.
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violetville May 1, 2011 at 10:57 am

Cate’s dress destroyed me - as do all these images! Truly remarkable. It’s so incredible to see actual artistry occurring in fashion, as opposed to pure derivations of “trends” and copying of ideas.
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For Those About To Shop May 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm

That dress will forever be known as the Cate Blanchett dress. It took great courage for her to wear it and she gave it life in a way. I never would go for a dress like that but she made me love it. The embellishment and architecture-such a work of art.


THE-LOUDMOUTH May 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Those shoes are amazing! Love the photos.
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Closet Cravings May 2, 2011 at 9:36 am

I thought the Givenchy dress (pictured above) that Cate Blanchett wore at the 2011 Oscars was ah-mazing. So unique.


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