Givenchy's S/S '16 show =was a landmark moment for many reasons (the stage, the NYC setting, the styling!), but here we bring you the top four highlights. 

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

1. With New York's iconic skyline as the backdrop, Givenchy's presentation also fell on a historic day: September 11. In honour of the date, creative director Riccardo Tisci chose a Pier26 location overlooking the Memorial of Light and erected a set made of recycled wood and shipping containers.

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The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

2. As we reported earlier this year, performance artist Marina Abramović was on board as artistic director of the show and she shared a note with guests about the significance of the setting, materials and music. With several different performance artists sprinkled throughout the set and live singers - it was a romantic ode to love and remembrance. 

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The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

3. The epic 800-strong guest list consisted of Givenchy front-row staples Kim K and Kanye West, plus Carine Roitfeld, Julia Roberts, Courtney Love, Nicky Minaj, Amanda Seyfried, Jeremy Scott, Christina Ricci, Ciara, Erykah Badu and more.

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The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

4. Carrying on the trend for Victorian face jewellery we saw in Givenchy's A/W '15 collection, Pat McGrath's elaborate masks featured beading, jewels and delicate wisps of lace masks for a softer, more romantic take on the look - perfect for S/S '16 and the theme of love.

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

The 4 moments you missed from Givenchy S/S ’16

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