Critics Love Givenchy’s ‘Pulse-Quickening’ Clothes, Offer Faint Praise for Dior

Looks from Lanvin, Givenchy, and Celine.

• “Riccardo Tisci did a good job sticking to a sharp, sexy message. The show had a tenacious quality … Yet Mr. Tisci didn’t overplay the water-world element, nor did he get hung up on the rock of drippy romance.” [NYT]

• “[W]e're tempted to call this collection the most accessible that Tisci has ever done … Tisci is riding a wave right now.” []

• “[The collection] screamed out take-no-prisoners hardcore Tisci attitude … [exotic skins] added a couture feel and made the clothes all the more powerful … It was fast paced and high energy.” [Vogue UK]

See the Full Spring 2012 Christian Dior Collection.