Breaking news: Givenchy names Matthew Williams its new Creative Director

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Earlier this year, French Maison Givenchy and Clare Waight Keller announced the end of their three-year partnership and since then, we’ve been wondering who would fill up the Creative Director post. Now it’s official! Givenchy’s seventh couturier has been named…

Just moments ago, the iconic French Maison has announced Matthew M. Williams as the new Creative Director via Instagram, sharing a brief message from the newly appointed American designer.

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A voice note from our new Creative Director, @MatthewMWilliams.

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When you’re a follower of menswear, or a fan of ‘hardware’, like fancy buckles, you may have heard of him. He’s a 34-year-old self-taught California native who got his start in music, designing for Kanye West and later Lady Gaga.

In 2010, he founded the Been Trill collective along with Heron Preston and Virgil Abloh, and in 2015, he started his own label, 1017 ALYX 9SM (known more simply as Alyx – ah-LEEX – after his older daughter). It began with womenswear but has grown to become one of the most exciting labels to show during Paris Fashion Week: Men’s.

I am extremely honoured to join the House of Givenchy. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era based on modernity and inclusivity.

Matthew M. Williams

Williams has also recently collaborated with Moncler Genius and with his friend Kim Jones at Dior Men, but this is his first time at the helm of an LVMH-owned brand. (Alyx was a finalist for the LVMH Prize in 2016, which gives prize money and mentorship to emerging labels that submit and compete for its notice – and gives LVMH execs an opportunity to survey the design landscape).

As creative director of Givenchy, Williams will replace designer Clare Waight Keller, who stepped down in April after just two and a half years. The two have very different aesthetics. Waight Keller’s soft, elegant tailoring drew inspiration from Mr. Givenchy himself, and appealed to women like Meghan Markle, who notably wore a gown by the designer to her wedding with Prince Harry.

I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.

Matthew M. Williams

Williams, meanwhile, has a sharper, shinier, more futuristic edge. The large aluminum buckles he puts on just about everything, which resemble those on a parachute harness, were recently named-dropped by Drake in his song ‘Tootsie Slide’. In general, his work is perhaps closer to that of Riccardo Tisci, who was creative director of the brand before Waight Keller, and is now at Burberry.

Like those who came before him, Williams will be responsible for all creative aspects of the brand, including both women’s and men’s design. The designer is set to present his first collection for Givenchy in October in Paris. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.

 

 

 

Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist, feeling classy and fresh

 

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Yes, there’s another way to enjoy the classic L’Interdit fragrance. Elevate your fragrance regime with the Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist; a woody floral hair fragrance infused with the same unique notes as Givenchy’s iconic L’Interdit perfume.

The Givenchy  L’Interdit Hair Mist feels classy yet fresh.

The recognizable formula of the perfume was created by perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Bal. It opens with citrusy bergamot and juicy pear, before a heart of orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose blooms. As it settles on your locks, a familiar base of sweet patchouli, vetiver, creamy vanilla and musky ambroxan reveal an overtly feminine trail that will activate with every hair swish.

Givenchy-L'Interdit-Hair-Mist-Flacon-BoxThe Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist’s elegant scent will add a level of sophistication to any outfit. Its lightweight mist won’t weigh down your hair, as it’s classic aroma wraps around every strand for an addictive trail that lingers wherever you go. Ultra-moisturising and anti-pollution, it will also improve the overall condition of your locks. Leaving you with silky-soft, shiny hair that smells of your favourite perfume.

How to use: 

Apply a few spritzes to your locks. And, wear with your L’Interdit fragrance for a stronger scent.

Any L’Interdit fan will instantly recognise this mist; packaged in Givenchy’s L’Interdit signature flacon, it looks as refined and chic as the juice inside smells.

In addition to its L’Interdit line, Givenchy has also launched a Solid Perfume with the same notes as L’Intedit Eau de Parfum edition from 2018.

The Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist and L’Interdit Solid Perfume are availabe at Givenchy Boutiqes and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.

 

 

 

Beautiful little thing, Givenchy L’Interdit Solid Perfume

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In the years that I work in the world of cosmetics, I have come across many beautiful and special packaging. In the years I have collected a nice collection of solid perfumes often disguised as a golden pill box. Special trifles to carry with you in your designer handbag, but oten too beautiful to use..

Now French Maison Givenchy’s L’Interdit collection brings forth a new product, a fragrant solid perfume. Not a golden ‘pill box’, but in a very attractive, lipstick-shaped package. The Maison’s creaters thought that a solif perfume in this form would be perfect for applying during the day gently on the neckline and wrists and for carrying in a purse.

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The recognizable formula of the perfume was created by perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Bal. The fragrance is based on contrasts between white flowery notes (tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom) and a deep and dark base of woodsy notes (patchouli, vetiver.) The composition has nuances of sheer and juicy bergamot and pear aromas.

 

 

In addition to its L’Interdit line, Givenchy has also launched a hair mist with the same notes as L’Intedit Eau de Parfum edition from 2018.

The Givenchy L’Interdit Solid Perfume and L’Interdit Hair Mist are availabe at Givenchy Boutiqes and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.

 

 

 

Irresistible Givenchy

 

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Very Irresistible Givenchy from 2003 is one of the modern pillars of the French Maison, followed by its many flankers and variations. Keeping (a part of) the name and concept, the fashion house launches a new fragrance called Irresistible Givenchy, housed in a completely new flacon and offering a new perfume.

Be radiant, effortlessly charming as this seductive fragrance draws you in. Feel alive, life is a dance.

Givenchy Irresistible Givenchy, a fragrance that definitely invites you to let go. The fragrance of a naturally irresistible woman with a strong magnetic charm who draws you into a release dance with liberating vibes. An invitation to let go and reveal who you are.

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Created by Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Ball, Irresistible Givenchy is a floral-woody and fruity fragrance that plays with the contrast between two opposite accords of luscious Rose and radiant Blond Wood.

Top: Pear, Ambrette
Heart: Rose Essential™, Iris
Base: Virginia Cedar, Musk

This effervescent Rose reflects the fragrance of a naturally irresistible woman with strong magnetic charm, so electrifying that we only want to follow her. She is radiant and draws you into a release dance with liberating vibes. An invitation to let go and reveal who you are. For her, life is a dance.

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British model Fran Summers is the face of this new fragrance. Her talent, authenticity and natural grace make her a regular on fashion shows, especially Givenchy’s. ​Her presence alone is an incitement to partying and letting-go. For her, life is a dance. With her band of free spirits she knows how to take full advantage of these precious moments of pure escape.

This new fragrance is glorified in a luminous, prismatic flacon. A multi-facetted square with the softest angles adorned in textured ribbon wrapped around precious metal. A tribute to creator Hubert de Givenchy who loved playing with fabrics and opposites.

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Irresistible Givenchy is available as 30, 50 and 80ml Eau de Parfum and is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautifull world of Givenchy.

 

 

 

Givenchy to Launch L’Intemporel Facial Oil and Mask

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French Maison Givenchy adds to its luxurious L’Intemporel skincare collection with two new products: L’Intemporel Firmness Boosting Oil and L’Intemporel Global Youth Beautifying Mask.

On the cutting edge of the most recent developments in age-defying cosmetics, Givenchy has developed skincare products enriched with a light-sensitive ingredient to help to combat visible signs of aging. This compound is combined with renowned age-defying ingredients to form the Timeless Blend Complex, working together to provide the skin with a timeless youth benefit.

The deluxe anti-aging duo is keeping the same promise as the rest of the L’Intemporel range, a promise of a time-defying, radiant, and youthfully fresh skin. The newcomers arrive in rose gold packaging, emblematic for the collection, symbolizing a union of indulgence and beauty.

Givenchy L’Intemporel Firmness Boosting Oil

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This multi-blendable, sensorial and nourishing oil fuses with skin for an immediate firming action.

L’Intemporel Firmness Boosting Oil is a lightweight facial oil that quickly sinks into the skin to provide a bouncing and firming effect. It deeply nourishes the skin, making it appear soft, supple, and visibly brighter. The oil can be used on its own, or blended with a facial cream or even a foundation. The treatment is composed of precious oils that enhance skin beauty day after day.

Givenchy L’Intemporel Firmness Boosting Oil comes in a 30ml drop-dispenser flacon.

 

Givenchy L’Intemporel Global Youth Beautifying Mask

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Fresh and metallic-effect texture mask which provides new-looking skin in only two minutes.

L’Intemporel Global Youth Beautifying Mask is designed to help renew and refresh the skin in no longer than two minutes. The mask is formulated with the essence of Givenchy’s Timeless Blend complex, which helps renew the skin, making it appear more even, radiant, and visibly enhanced. The mask features a unique metallic-effect texture, saturated with an intelligent light-sensitive ingredient that fights the visible effects of thermal aging, while boosting the skin’s barrier. In addition, the formula includes encapsulated polyphenols, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, and stabilized Vitamin E derivative.

Givenchy L’Intemporel Global Youth Beautifying Mask comes in a 75ml tube.

 

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LVMH Group Supports LGBTQ Rights With UN Standards of Conduct for Business Signing

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LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE also known as LVMH, is a French Multinational corporation and coglomerate specializing in luxury goods, headquartered headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. The company was formed in 1987 under the merger of iconic fashion house Louis Vuitton (founded in 1854) with Moët Hennessy, a company formed after the 1971 merger between the champagne producer Moët & Chandon and cognac producer Hennessy.

The Group controls around 60 subsidiaries that each manage a small number of prestigious brands, 75 in total (like Bvlgari, Céline, Chaumet, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Loewe, Moynat, Jean Patou, to name just a few). The group currently employs more than 83,000 people. Thirty percent of LVMH’s staff work in France. LVMH operates over 2,400 stores worldwide.

Today the LVMH Group’s U.S. Maisons are joining its European members with the signing of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business today. The move will guarantee the human rights of LGBTQ people in all its subsidiaries. Another step towards incluivity.

 All of our employees should be able to be themselves and be considered for their contribution, irrespective of other considerations such as their race, gender or sexual orientation.

Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group executive vice president human resources and synergies

LVMH – which prefers the LGBTI acronym – has already put conducts into effects in companies such as Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Belvedere, Benefit, Fresh, Kendo and Starboard. Chantal Gaemperle, group executive vice president human resources and synergies for the group told WWD, “All of our employees should be able to be themselves and be considered for their contribution, irrespective of other considerations such as their race, gender or sexual orientation”.

By the end of 2019, the conglomerate will roll out its own initiative and worldwide training program discussing both unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. This move joins LVMH’s commitment to LGBTQ-community inclusion which has seen the company use the transgender model Krow Kian in Louis Vuitton womenswear shows and the transgender actor Indya Moore in the B-Blossom jewelry campaign.

The signing of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business will see the following actions be put into place:

Respect the human rights of LGBTQ workers, customers and community members.

Eliminate discrimination against LGBTQ employees.

Support LGBTQ staff at work.

Not discriminate against LGBTQ customers, suppliers and distributors while insisting business partners hold the same standard.

Stand up for human rights of LGBTQ people in the communities where they do business.

LVMH’s designers are already closely tied to the LGBTQ community, which often serves as a source of inspiration. Come into the beautiful world of LVMH.

 

 

 

 

Givenchy Eau de Givenchy Rosée

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In the fast world we live in today, it is very hard to re-invent a new and different perfume. French Maison Givenchy launches Eau de Givenchy Rosée, a new flanker to its iconic and timeless fragrance Eau de Givenchy launched in 1980, as a remake of the original from 1980.

Inspired by Hubert de Givenchy’s gardens in the South of France, Eau de Givenchy represents ´a moment of freshness suspended in time that feels like it could last forever´.

The newly updated aroma is created by the famous master perfumer François Demachy and has a new citrusy/floral aroma to become a new hit sensation on the market, just like the original perfume. The fresh floral-musky fragrance is designed to match the gentle, pastel pink color of its packaging.

Top notes: Mandarin, Osmantus tea
Heart: Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Water hyacinth
Base: Patchouli, White musk.

Givenchy Eau de Givenchy Rosée comes as a lighter and pleasantly citrusy fragrance with a soft base made of patchouli and green water hyacinth. The additional mandarin note just adds a revitalizing and fresh approach to this new irresistible Givenchy perfume.

givenchy-eau-de-givenchy-rosee-27-1557213386Givenchy’s Eau de Givenchy Rosée is reminiscent of delicate early morning dew distilled into blissful new beginnings. Givenchy Eau de Givenchy Rosée is available in 100ml Eau de Toilette. 

Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.

 

 

 

 

Ariana Grande is the new face of Givenchy

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It’s true. The fashion industry is constantly in a whirlwind of changes and staying relevant is quite a challenge. However, if a fashion house has undergone new creative direction and managed to gain and secure some high profiled figures as friends, then there’s no way to go but up. And that’s what Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller did.

It is with great excitement that French Maison Givenchy reveals its new face – a strong independent woman of refreshing character and style: the multi-talented Ariana Grande.

The only woman to lead the creative reigns at Givenchy has garnered immense success since her debut- especially afterdressing the Duchess of Sussex for her wedding and for several occasions after that. Before she came on board in 2017, Riccardo Tisci was at the helm and some of his biggest muses included Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, Madonna and Kim Kardashian, to name a few. The French fashion house has a long history of collaborating with the world’s biggest celebrities. Founder Hubert de Givenchy was responsible for many of Audrey Hepburn’s most famous looks.

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Ariane Grande wearing the iconic black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. Ariana’s signature top-tier ponytail steals the show while she wears a pearl headband in her hair.

And whilst Keller was not one to make bold risks through her visual campaigns, unlike Tisci, she officially ended that streak over the weekend as she announced the newest face of Givenchy. On Friday, the French Maison announced that Ariana Grande is the newest face to join the Givenchy family and will make her official debut with a full campaign due for the Fall season.

I am so proud to be the new face of Givenchy. It is a House I have forever admired and to now be part of that family is such an honour. I love this clothing and the confidence and joy it brings to the people wearing it. Not only is the clothing timeless and beautiful but I’m proud to work with a brand that makes people feel celebrated for who they are, and unapologetic about whatever they want to be.

Ariane Grande

The full Givenchy Fall-Winter 2019 campaign starring the pop star will be unveiled in July. We’ll keep you all updated when the Ariana Grande for Givenchy FW19 campaign officially rolls out. Stay tuned!

Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.

 

 

 

Givenchy Solar Pulse Collection

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Equipped with legacy as inspiration and modernity as a mainstay, Givenchy has been redefining avant-garde elegance since day one.

Now French Maison Givenchy has just released its Solar Pulse collection of summer makeup products. Inspired by the warm beats of the summer sky, Artistic Director for Makeup and Colour Nicolas Degennes created a bipolar collection that plays with warm and cool tones – orange and blue. These shades are polar opposites of the color wheel, so they complement each other beautifully.

Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder

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It all starts with the sun

Givenchy has reinvented its Healthy Glow Powder and created a limited edition infused with a pearly highlighter. The Healthy Glow Powder that combines two textures – a bronzer and highlighter – in a unique marbled pattern. The powder glides on evenly, leaving a radiant, shimmering veil on the skin and a subtle pearly finish for a radiant healthy-looking complexion.

 

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Pink Shimmery Glow – infused with a shimmery pink for fair to medium skins and
Gold Shimmery Glow – infused with a shimmery gold for medium to dark skins.

 

Givenchy Khol Couture Waterproof

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Intensify the eyes.

For this summer Givenchy Khol Couture Waterproof arrivés in two new shades. Two dynamic, intense, pearly shades that blend perfectly on the skin. A glide-on waterproof texture makes them easy to use.

 

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Tangerine – an ode to a sunset over an arid desert
Azur – traces of a horizon… when the sky meets the sea

 

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl and Le Vernis

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Sensual & colorful

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl Solar Pulse for this summer is offered in two high-gloss, super-soft finish shades. It combines vivid colour with a feeling of absolute comfort.

 

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Solar Orange – bursting with vitality: a bright orange
Vibrant Blue – fresh and sensual: a wet-look clear gloss with a hint of blue.

 

 

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And The finishing touch. Finally, the range includes a special shade of Le Vernis named No.14 Vivid Orange. According to Nicolas Degennes, this is ‘The finishing touch of the Couture look’.

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Come into the wonderful world of Givenchy and the beautiful world of Givenchy Beauty.

 

 

 

Haute Parfumerie L’Atelier de Givenchy Myrrhe Carmin

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French Maison Givenchy launches a new exclusive perfume for both men and women, L’Atelier de Givenchy Myrrhe Carmin. It is an oriental/spiced fragrance sealed in an elegant/classic black flacon.

Started in 2014, the L’Atelier de Givenchy collection includes perfumes created from ‘high end’ quality ingredients, each of which represents a distinctive olfactory and fashion style. The precious raw materials echo the nobility of the fabrics of couture creations.

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Unlike the previous L’Atelier de Givenchy perfumes, the flacon is lacquered in black and decorated with red details for a dramatic effect and a ‘gothic allure’.

Givenchy Myrrhe Carmin is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum.