Mary Kate Olsen in vintage Chanel haute couture + Balmain jacket @ 2013 Met Gala
Benjamin Shine collaborated with Givenchy artistic director Riccardo Tisci on two haute couture sweatshirts adorned with the visage of Madonna (pictured) and a T-shirt with the Madonna and child using a tulle-sculpting technique to create illusions of depth.
Givenchy is taking a break from creating its couture collection and will not show during the Paris schedule in January.
While it’s not yet known how long the intended hiatus is, the brand has confirmed that Riccardo Tisci will continue to produce one-off couture dresses for high-profile red carpet events - such as the 2013 Costume Institute Ball next May.
The brand stopped presenting large-scale couture catwalk shows in 2010, preferring instead to stage a more intimate presentation. Givenchy will continue to concentrate on its ready-to-wear line and has declined to comment on whether there are any plans to create haute couture collections again in the future.