Currently reading : al Familia
Naomi Campbell and her MET ball date, Riccardo Tisci, were together on the far east side on Thursday celebrating Givenchy’s first Japanese store. Foot fingers ready… high foot five. Yes, in the flesh, impressing upon the press and prestigious alike a woman who, regionally speaking, is arguably more infamous than the entire Roc Nation (and Solange) combined and her escort to a local affair, none other than a family friend…kawaiso.
At darker hours the three story flagship at the ONE Omotesando building, from its façade, seems to emerge luminously from a monolithic centre of natural iron which save for its decoration of emerging brass and cut aluminum mounting (distinguishing it as Givenchy Nippon) recalls early gallery installs of Master Richard Serra. In effect the elemental impaling conjures appropriately the cross.
Modernist metal isn’t the only distinctive element that the house is offering exclusively to Tokyo. Collectors, travelers, and fanatics can indulge in a numbered monochrome version of the flower-camouflage Pandora bag.
In homage to the houses haute couture delivery boxes five, room sized, burnt oak boxes have been installed to behold the garments. The women’s wear boxes lined in white Calcutta marble and the men’s in volcanic grey stone / basaltina. In keeping with the salon homage, the floors are cut from natural oak and laid in the same herringbone parquet pattern established at Avenue George V.