Givenchy’s NYFW Show Will be Open to Its Fashion Fans
By Taylor Recchia | Impressionist
Not only is Givenchy taking the show on the road this season by uprooting to New York Fashion Week, but the house is opening its show doors to the general public to catch all the Givenchy goodness.
Riccardo Tisci will be showing his Givenchy collection in New York for the first time on September 11, which will include an audience of twelve hundred “real people” – meaning you don’t have to be in the industry or a famous celebrity to attend. Students and faculty from local fashion schools will also be in attendance, along with the usual show-going, industry suspects.
Over 820 tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to registrants at www.givenchynyfw15.com. In partnership with nycgo.com, the site includes a countdown clock to 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Sept. 2, when it opens to the lucky masses. This is a time when a high speed internet connection would come in handy.
Givenchy has also set aside 280 tickets for students and faculty from FIT, Parsons, Pratt Institute and the High School for Fashion Industries. More details will be made public closer to the show, such as where the venue will be. Once that is revealed, 100 tickets will also be distributed to residents living in close proximity to the undisclosed location. Always good to make nice with the neighbors.
Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy show is among the most highly anticipated of every season and with it being scheduled so early in the New York Fashion Week calendar, this one may set the bar extremely high for those who follow.
The uprooting of the Givenchy show to New York Fashion Week as well as opening the show to the general public is not only a chance of a lifetime for Givenchy fans, but it could also usher in a new era of balancing consumer interest with industry acumen.