There are a few things we’ve come to expect of Riccardo Tisci‘s Paris after-party. The location: L’Arc nightclub in the 16th. The sardine can VIP section, packed with fans and well-wishers. Kanye West. And of course, editors dancing on couches. This season, Anna Dello Russo and Giovanna Battaglia gamely took on that duty.
But as Tisci celebrations go, this was a more intimate affair than in previous seasons. That’s not to say it was low-key. And there was enough star power (Erin Wasson, Lea T, and Sky Ferreira, who’s releasing a new music video today, were just a few of Tisci’s friends in attendance) and buzz about the Givenchy collection to make up for it.
“Ricky did such a fantastic show. Really sharp, sophisticated, and focused,” opined Dello Russo, dressed in head-to-toe Givenchy. The designer himself was enjoying a post-show exhale. “I hope those who saw it felt the same emotion that I did when making it, which is purity, simplicity, and love,” he said serenely. Meanwhile, the fashion week machinery cranks on. Talk was already beginning to turn to the next big show: Saint Laurent. “I’m so excited for Saint Laurent. I’m really hoping for something…exciting,” Alexander Wang shrieked before going to dance with Rachel Zoe. Even Tisci hinted that he might be attending one special show. He wouldn’t name names, but it’s not hard to guess.