Legendary French fashion brand Givenchy presented its spring 2019 collection in Paris last night. And though we weren’t there to see it in person (désolé!), we’ve been poring over runway and behind-the-scenes photos from the show—mesmerized by the jewelry creative director Clare Waight Keller paired with her sharply cut collection, which paid homage to Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908–1942), a Swiss writer and photographer who dressed and lived as a man.
While the clothes beautifully reflected the theme of androgyny (among others), the jewelry felt like it was telling a separate—but perfectly complementary—story.
Showcased throughout the presentation was an extraordinary series of earrings that used mobile-like construction to suspend arcs, lines, and other forms, all dripping with tinsel-like tiny silver pieces. When models walked, the silver bits splayed out around faces and drizzled down shoulders—creating striking mini waterfalls and gleaming juts that often descended to mismatched lengths.
Keller presented what we we’d guess are the forerunners to these fantastical earrings during Givenchy’s fall 2018 collection. A handful of models in that show were styled in similarly oversize silver earrings (see photo below).
But the Parisian house blew up those ideas to billboard proportions this time out, adding a looser, more bohemian feel to the jewelry in the process.
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Earrings from Givenchy’s fall 2018 collection—a precursor’s to this season’s bigger, bolder earrings (courtesy Givenchy)
Top: Bedecked models before the Givenchy show (via: @chloegio)
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