Three words could define the house of Givenchy : aristocratic, romantic, sensual. Today Givenchy is one of the leaders of the luxury market. Indeed, the French house of couture is known for its timeless elegance and innovative sense of fashion. Its avant-garde spirit and amazing lines have made it one of the most popular luxury brands.
THE ORIGINS OF GIVENCHY
Hubert de Givenchy is only 24 when he creates his house of couture in 1952. His first designs are commended for their beautiful architectural lines and their simplicity.
Quickly, Givenchy becomes worldwide popular, especially in Hollywood where the most beautiful actresses are fond of Givenchy’s mix between tradition and modernity. Audrey Hepburn is going to be Givenchy’s first muse and the first Givenchy fragrance, L’Interdit, will be inspired by her.
However, the French fashion brand is also really appreciated by other iconic celebrities like Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor and even Jackie Kennedy.
During the next decades, Givenchy never ceases to expand its activities with the creation of a man couture line, bags, shoes, fragrances and cosmetics.
Givenchy is also one of the first luxury brands to propose a ready to wear line. Over the time, Givenchy has managed to evolve with its times while keeping its timeless elegance and avant-garde spirit.
Nowadays, Givenchy is still unavoidable and celebrities like Cate Blanchett, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts or Lady Gaga don’t miss an opportunity to be dressed by the king of modern elegance.
In 2018, Givenchy is the center of the fashion world when Meghan Markle chooses current Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller to make her royal wedding dress.
This choice was no surprise though, since the british designer has been Meghan Markle favorite’s designer for a while.
GIVENCHY SIGNATURE STYLE
Elegance, refinement and a touch of fantasy, these are the trademarks of the ready-to-wear collections from the house of Givenchy. The brand reveals an identity in its own right that gives its models a unique style.
Its fashion DNA in few words : casual chic, the little black dress, daring, beautiful fabrics.
Today, we’re going to focus on the top 10 Givenchy dresses in 2020. With the current season of awards ceremonies, we’ve seen plenty of beautiful Givenchy’s creations made by the actual artistic designer Clare Waight Keller.
British designer Clare Waight Keller has been hired as the head of Givenchy’s artistic department in 2017 but before that, she did her classes with the best like Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Chloé.
With her elegant and modern designs, Clare Waight Keller draws inspiration directly from the founder of Givenchy whom she admires. With her classic and timeless creations, she managed to revive the Givenchy Couture line to give it a new breath of modernity.
Givenchy Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020 Full Show
GAL GADOT IN A BLACK AND PINK GOWN AT THE OSCARS
Gal Gadot channeled her Audrey Hepburn side with this romantic and elegant pink and black gown at the Oscars 2020. Indeed, the Wonder Woman actress wore a two pieces Givenchy couture gown.
This look was cute and romantic with the soft powder pink but it was also pretty bold and sexy with its sheerness and lace fabric. We especially loved the contrast between the voluminous pink skirt and the black lace body which highlighted her perfect curves. Her hair and makeup reminded us of the iconic Audrey Hepburn who was the first Givenchy muse.
Besides, according to the press, soft pink is going to be very popular this season so we couldn’t help but love the fashion statement made by the stunning actress.
Oscars 2020 Arrivals: Gal Gadot
ROONEY MARA IN A BLACK GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE DRESS AT THE BAFTAS
As one the Givenchy ambassadors, it was not surprising to see Rooney Mara wearing a black Givenchy couture gown at the 2020 Baftas awards.
This high structured dress screams haute couture ! Indeed, we loved the bold shoulders and the sheerness on the side of the dress. The fabric looks heavy and reminds us of a kimono.
The side pockets and the cut of the long skirt look almost like trousers giving a boyish vibe to this very modern look.
Her hair and makeup reinforce the Asian vibe of the dress while her fair skin creates a beautiful contrast with the heavy black fabric around her shoulder. The overall look was very chic and sophisticated – and even Marc Jacobs said Rooney Mara looked beautiful in this dress made by Clare Waight Keller.
Rooney Mara at BAFTA Photocall in London
ARIANA GRANDE IN A CUSTOM GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE AT THE GRAMMYS
Givenchy masters the retro look like no other fashion designer !This year, we had another perfect example of Givenchy knowledge with this emerald green couture gown worn by Ariana Grande at the Grammys.
Although, we have to admit this dress looked a little big on the tiny singer, we couldn’t pass on this amazing green color that complimented perfectly her olive skin tone.
The couture gown designed by Clare Waight Keller was made of a beautiful emerald green silk paired with matching long gloves which give a 60s vibe to the overall look.
The singer paired her majestic dress with emerald green jewelry which makes her look like a true princess, indeed this dress is made for the queen of the ball. We wish the strapless top was a bit more adjusted though because even if the dress was amazing, it looked like it wasn’t made for Ariana Grande.
CHARLIZE THERON IN A DARK SILVER CUSTOM GOWN BY GIVENCHY AT THE CRITIC CHOICE AWARDS
We all know that actress Charlize Theron is known for her sculptural body and with this silver gown from Givenchy Couture she looked absolutely stunning at the last Critic Choice Awards.
The actress looked like a true goddess in this dress which reminds us of the new Dior collection.
We love the lamé fabric which shines on her beautiful body and also the asymmetric neckline with only one stripe laying on her shoulder.
The cinched waist highlights her curves while the cut out stomach gives a modern vibe to the dress. We also love the long, flared skirt which looks like a cascade. Like usual, her hair and makeup are kept pretty simple to let her natural beauty stands out. The overall look is fierce and very elegant.
PLEATED METALLIC GOWN BY GIVENCHY COUTURE
This pleated metallic dress is insane ! Look at the way it moves and look at this perfect cut !
This dress designed by Clare Waight Keller is part of the 2019 Givenchy Couture collection.
We love the flowy and yet very modern cut with a cut out in the middle and wide shoulders. The metallic color changes with the light passing from the blue to a purpley bronze color which makes the dress really fun and summery.
The cinched waist and long, flowy skirt are very flattering for the curves. The overall look is elegant, modern and yet very fun and original. This is the kind of dress that makes you stand out from the crowd. With this dress, Givenchy shows again its perfect mastering of the design with a creation that not only is beautiful but is easy to wear.
BLACK EVENING GOWN FROM GIVENCHY READY TO WEAR COLLECTION
Givenchy is well known for its amazing ready to wear dresses which are always elegant and sophisticated. With this evening dress, the French house of couture doesn’t disappoint with a classic black dress decorated with beautiful strass.
The details of this dress are absolutely stunning ! Indeed, it takes all the aspects of the couture collection while remaining pretty affordable. We love the strapless top, decorated with these sparkling ornaments. We also like the sheerness of the bottom which has been seen everywhere during fashion week.
Besides, the straight neckline accentuates the breast while the side pockets give a touch of modernity and casual vibe to the overall look which remains sophisticated and elegant. You can’t go wrong with this dress since it’s the ultimate chic without being boring.
BLACK EVENING GOWN WITH LONG SLEEVES FROM GIVENCHY READY TO WEAR COLLECTION
Another evening black dress from the ready to wear collection, but this time the dress has long sleeves. The perfect dress if you want to cover your arms while still looking feminine and elegant.
This dress also has some amazing details like the sparkling ornaments and the deep V neckline which delicately highlights the breast. We also love the side pockets and the low waist which give a boyish vibe to the dress.
The pattern made by the ornements is absolutely beautiful, it compliments the top of the body while remaining very wise and appropriate. The overall look is elegant and simple yet like all Givenchy creations, it gives you a strong sophistication.
I don’t know you, but when I saw this dress, I immediately thought of Yennefer from the Witcher. Indeed, this dress has a mystic vibe which reminds me of a movie costume. 😉
SHORT CREPE SATIN DRESS WITH FLORAL PRINT
Part of the new ready to wear collection, this dress is the perfect spring outfit !
Short fitted dress in pink satin and peach crepe with multicolored floral print , with short gathered sleeves, gathered round neck and zip fastening at the back.
Simple and yet very feminine and elegant, this dress is the perfect dress for your first date. It has a romantic vibe and it’s very fresh thanks to the cherry blossom print which gives an Asian vibe to the dress. Besides, the soft pink makes it ideal for spring and summer.
The straight cut and round neckline make it very easy to wear for everyday. With this dress, you’ll be elegant, feminine and fresh but the overall look remains simple and even casual if you decide to pair it with a pair of white sneakers. Why not ?
SLEEVELESS SHIRT DRESS FROM GIVENCHY READY TO WEAR COLLECTION
Short sleeveless crepe dress with black washed satin back and Tunisian collar, with integrated bow tie, GIVENCHY PARIS embroidery. Base with rounded hems and longer cut at the back.
We love the simplicity of this shirt dress and its boyish vibe. This dress is from the new ready to wear collection and it’s also available in white. Which one is going to become your spring and summer essential ?
This dress is easy to wear and casual yet it’s also very elegant and sophisticated. This is a dress made for confident women who like to be chic and elegant even when they’re in vacation.
We love the bow tie detail which reminds us of the shirt of our man. This dress could look very trendy with some black derbies.
SILK CREPE DE CHINE FLORAL DRESS BY GIVENCHY SPRING 2020
Long black and white crepe de chine dress with multicolored floral print, with high collar folded with scarf on the back, long puffed sleeves and handkerchief skirt.
If you’re looking for an Asia vibe, this dress is made for you ! This floral printed dress looks very romantic and zen. The light fabric and flowy wide cut make it perfect for warm weather. The ankle length and long sleeves make it appropriate for almost any occasion, except for the beach maybe. 😉
Furthermore, we really like the color palette which reminds us of a summer night dream. Besides, the silk fabric makes is very delicate and summery. The overall look is pretty and wise but still sophisticated and elegant.
Since its creation in 1952, Givenchy has been a symbol of modernity and timeless elegance. We can’t deny that all Givenchy’s creations are the absolute chic and sophistication ! Indeed, Givenchy masters the art of beautifully structured dresses like nobody.
But today, Givenchy is also well known for its fragrances and cosmetic lines which are as popular as its clothing lines. If you want to know more about Givenchy’s signature scents, feel free to read our article about the top 10 Givenchy fragrances.
Anyway, we hope you’ve enjoyed this article and that like us, you felt like a princess while looking at all these beautiful dresses. Don’t forget to use the comment section to tell us which dress from this list is your favorite. 😉