Wednesday, April 24, 2019

GIVENCHY GV Shower, Iconic And Ridiculous


This Spring-Summer 2019, GIVENCHY artistic director Clare Waight Keller is up-ing the eyewear game with a spectacular piece of jeweled eyewear, So they say. This new GV Shower is certainly one of the most dramatic and talked about pieces at the Paris runway show. 

Like the Podium jewelry line, this style is inspired by rain showers and is rendered in precious-looking materials, a metaphor for nature's perpetual state of transformation: in springtime, ice melts into water. A linear 'mask' base is embellished with hundreds of hand-applied Swarovski crystals that enhance the frame and spill into a cascade of crystals at the temples. Crystal fringe sways around the face as the wearer moves, emulating shimmering raindrops. 

Honestly I'm not sure what this is? It feels like Clare Waight Keller ran out of ideas and randomly put stuff together. Just unfunctional and utterly ridiculous

The GIVENCHY GV Shower is available with clear or tinted gray lenses and with adjustable nose pads for ease of wear. It will be available at GIVENCHY boutiques, high-end opticians and leading departmental stores in April 2019.