Givenchy's Creative Director Riccardo Tisci announced today via WWD that there will be no more Haute Couture shows produced by the House.
Instead, clients and editors will be invited to view the new collection at private one-on-one appointments. What's more, the silhouettes presented have been distilled to a selection of just ten (compared to the usual 35 or 40).
By doing so, he will be cutting out the many pique-assiettes who hound fashion PRs for invitations, with the sole intention of "being seen" at such prestigious events, and who have no real interest in the beauty or construction of Haute Couture garments which have taken extremely talented seamstresses weeks if not months to make.
He's going back to basics with a whole New Look on Haute Couture.