by Penny Martin .

The Collection that Fell to Earth

It's true: I'm not the greatest photographer. But if my shot looks a little am-dram, then that's because it was. The building blocks for Riccardo Tisci's first official collection for Givenchy were centre stage, literally - that's a huge, white sphere you see in the background and there was also a big white cube to make the high Modernist point. But it was very formal and highly referenced in making its mid-90s statement. The difficulty is that these (very young) models don't quite have the performance skills to pull off one of these 'alien/space-age', high-concept productions that we remember with such affection.