Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci still remembers his first trip to New York City. The year was 1996, and he and model Mariacarla Boscono, a teen at the time, were "Italo-goths" who ran all over town checking out underground clubs and immersing themselves in street culture. Tisci was hooked.
Today, he'll show Givenchy's spring/summer 2016 collection right here in his home away from home -- an eyebrow-raising departure for those accustomed to the brand's high-profile Paris shows. New York, specifically Madison Avenue, is also where he's just now opening a new Givenchy boutique. All of which makes sense when you think about it: Hubert de Givenchy showed his namesake line here in 1956 and '88, and if you follow @riccardotisci17 on Instagram (or if you read our #verytisci cover story last October) you know that Tisci is no stranger to NYC nightlife. But whatever the hour, this is the place that matches the man's tireless work ethic and voracious joie de vivre.
"I love New York particularly because everything is easy and fast," he says. "I have this sense of freedom that I need. You can have everything delivered to you in 24 hours."
Here, we present a Givenchy casting story featuring the label's fall 2015 collection and its in-your-face (and we do mean "in-your-face") accessories.