Riccardo Tisci really knows how to bring the stars out for Givenchy. We're not just talking celebrities either—though there were plenty of celebs sitting front row at the house's Spring 2016 runway debut.
Stars are probably Tisci's signature touch, and they were everywhere. While star graphics played across pants, shirts, and outerwear; stars also graced the runway—through the presence of Kendall Jenner, Candice Swanepoel and Naomi Campbell.
But for all that star power, the message was far more serious. As Style.com noted, the collection was inspired by male prisoners. Undoubtedly, that's why certain models wore keys around their necks, and an intricate cage setpiece took center stage on the runway. Add in the jumpsuits and oversized T-shits, and Tisci was riffing on his incarcerating theme.
Perhaps the most obvious icon on the runway was Jesus himself, as Renaissance images of Jesus made up a large swath of the collection's graphic designs. When you realize that Tisci himself is a devout Catholic, then the religious inspiration is truly more inspiration that religious appropriation.
All in all, it was collection that showed the best of Tisci. "Bleu de Travail" jackets sat firmly next to a Tisci-era Givenchy favorite: kilts. The latter was done, as the designer puts it, to emulate the way sweatshirts are casually tied around the waist.
Even with the heavy religious influences and bold graphics, the collection features some truly wearable pieces, especially when it comes to the tailored garments (with and without pinstripes). Remember, for all of the contemporary power that Tisci has garnered for Givenchy, it's still a classic French house at heart.
See the entire collection below.