Givenchy: Oscar winners’ looks worthy of a maharaja

Givenchy: Oscar winners’ looks worthy of a maharaja

It is always darned difficult to predict who will wear what to the Oscars, but LA stylists should know few male movie stars will look better than in the latest menswear collection from Givenchy, with its absolutely magnificent finale. Inspired by the Maharaja of Indore, a fabulously wealthy Indian blue-blood who after attending Oxford lived an uber-cosmopolitan lifestyle in 1930s Europe, this was truly dashing fashion. This maharaja worked with the likes of Le Corbusier, Ruhlmann, Brancusi and Eileen Gray when building a streamlined Art Moderne palace back home named Manik Bagh. All that lush glamour, though with a beguiling Western twist, informed this fall winter 2020 collection. Which triumphed at the finish with a deftly cut black crepe evening redingote with red trim worn with giant collar white shirt, or next, a brilliantly draped crossover white gilet. Both worn with tummy-high black tuxedo pants finished with built-in, zippered grosgrain cummerbunds. Best of all, a stand-out double-breasted evening coat, finished with a cluster of jade and bugle beads, a rock god at his best. All together, Bombay to Paris menswear couture ideal for Hollywood in a month’s time.