UPDATE (9/2/15): "Opening to the public was my dream for many, many years," Riccardo Tisci tells WWD. Tisci speaks on how his desire and inability to attend a fashion show when he was younger was the impetus for opening up his Spring/Summer 2016 Givenchy presentation to the public. "You know, fashion is amazing and very exclusive," Tisci says. "But [I’ve long thought] one day I would love to do a show where anybody—which is the reality—could be a part of it."
Tisci also reveals to WWD that the show will take place out in the open on a street. There will be screenings of the show at various public places around Manhattan.
To register for tickets to the show, head to this website today, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m.
See original story from 9/1/15 below.
Givenchy's NYFW show is one of the most highly-anticipated of the season. Considering that the French fashion house rarely ever shows in New York and designer Riccardo Tisci has partnered with Marina Abramović for something special, this event was already unique. Now, Tisci is opening up the presentation to the general public, WWD reports.
Givenchy is allotting 1,200 tickets to quote-unquote real people—non-celebrities and people outside the industry; proof of purchase from the label is also not required. Of those 1,200 tickets, 280 have been set aside for students and faculty from New York City's fashion schools, including FIT, Parsons, Pratt Institute, and the High School for Fashion Industries. There will also be 100 additional tickets for people who live nearby the still TBA venue.
That means there will be 820 tickets up for grabs on a first-come first-serve basis. Givenchy is working with the city of New York to establish a web page on nycgo.com that will dispense the tickets.
Givenchy is known for its high-powered shows, and as a bonus this presentation will include menswear, in case that was a concern for you. Oh, and let us not forget that Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and a host of other celebrities will probably be in attendance.
The website is set to go live later today, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m., while you'll be able to register for tickets starting tomorrow, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. The show will take place on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m.