Givenchy Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2009

I am in love with Givenchy’s Fall ’09 Couture collection. I’ve always admired middle eastern and Persian traditional fashion–the jewelry, the beading, the gold. This season Riccardo Tisci showed more of his usual awe inspiring gowns, with an added focus on accessories such as saris, veils, chain maile, head pieces, and full arms of bangle bracelets.

Three of my favorite looks:


Reminiscent of King Xerxes, from the movie 300:

My new dream wedding dress:

A little bit Persian, a little bit Victorian:

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I can’t find any close up shots floating around the internet. But if you have a chance, check out the lace up heels and open toed boots. Don’t forget the rings and bracelets– some of which look like they could double as weapons!

To get a similar look for less, try some of the Persian and Indian inspired jewelry here:
Earthly Adornments
Bead and Tribal Jewelry Store


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