Backstage at Givenchy Spring/Summer 2020

Backstage at Givenchy Spring/Summer 2020

Clare Waight Keller transported us to the New York City of the 90s.

Clare Waight Keller transported us to the New York City of the 90s.

Photography: Schohaja

Text: Fred Sahai

Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2020 collection was inspired by the minimalist New York that designer Clare Waight Keller remembers from her time there in 1993, as well as Paris of the early 90s. The models walked the runway to a playlist of Princess Nokia jams, sporting button-up shirts, boxy blazers, and pencil skirt and silky bralette combinations. There were lose pants in neutral shades. There were also voluminous floral gowns, that stood contrasted with the minimalism of some looks.

Keller found inspiration for the collection after reading 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality by Allison Yarrow, which talks about gender inequality and how women were vilified in the media during the decade.

Click through Schohaja's backstage shots of the collection to discover how that inspiration translated to clothes.

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