The Charms Hanging Off the Man Nose Rings in the Givenchy Show Made Cathy Horyn Think of Cocaine

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Givenchy's fall 2012 menswear. Photo: null/Imaxtree

Riccardo Tisci presented his latest Givenchy men's collection in Paris today, consistently one of the menswear season's most influential shows. Though much of last fall's floral rottweiler-themed line sold out, this season Tisci used simpler prints — stars and stripes in red, blue, black and brown across chunky, tailored separates and lots of wide pleated skirts. The clothes also came with shiny paillettes, a smattering of polka dots, and a single bright red tee featuring a blurry print of a bearded old man who might be wearing a yellow baseball cap.


Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn enjoyed the show, noting the facial piercings in her review:

The models all wore nose rings with dangling charms; from a distance, they looked like mustaches or, perhaps, a glaze of cocaine.

What she's saying is that she's been around long-enough to know the fun for some people doesn't stop with the Jell-o shots.