Review

Givenchy Baby’s Breath Gypsophila Pearl Embellished Polo Shirt

24th March 2015

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Source: Neiman Marcus, Givenchy Baby’s Breath-Print Polo with Swarovski® Glass

This of course is the ultimate Givenchy Baby’s Breath Pearl Embellished Polo Shirt, a very special top garment emerged from the runway, is a central piece with a luxury touch of extravagance derived from the dark and sensual romanticism codes. Printed over is an abstract symmetrical gypsophila flower artwork also known as ‘Baby’s Breath’ in label’s term. Dexterity in painterly details and much loved across this season, the pearl embroidered series dominates the leading designers’ era and welcomes in the reclamation beginning of the house spirit.

Riccardo Tisci has definitely taken it to a new and more exciting direction, away from the customary vividness of spring summer printed overlords. A collection disseminated from the starting point of the Tisci’s career in Givenchy, reintroducing monochromatic elements rooted from his very first collections somehow reflects a strong fall winter notion. There are several pearl embroidered polo shirt variants, in which two were earlier featured in the show collection. Read more about the Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Menswear Collection.

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Source: Givenchy, design Riccardo Tisci, photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling by Katy England. The Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Campaign starring Alessio Pozzi.

Through thorough observation, there are noticeable difference among one of the polo shirt series that shares the same three quarter floral pattern print, also available in a sweatshirt. Earlier revealed at the end of 2014, model Alessio Pozzi poised in the prominent Givenchy Baby’s Breath Pearl Embellished Polo Shirt for Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 menswear advertising. This particular top is similarly comparable with the show piece, however the main difference features heftier pearl beaded details encrusted onto the swirls of printed petals. Whilst the show piece variant attributes fewer but substantially larger pearls, diminishing the weight of its embellishments and impact.

If you’re buying a Givenchy, you want to find that perfect counterbalance of combine sportiness with a sense of refinement, and that pearl embroidered craftsmanship creates that incredible sense of appeal yet unbelievably distinct among the historical collections. In an age when hand sewn detailing are being replace with quick manufactured successful print making, Givenchy is still committed in making a commercial production with a touch of haute couture components and why wouldn’t they be, it is a phenomenal piece of work.

The designer has embroidered the same Swarovski crystal pearls in a few different attire, you can get it in cotton polo as seen here, you can get it a shirt variant from Luisa Via Roma – both are commercially available now, you can even get it in a sheer organza t-shirt, a satin bomber jacket, blazer, trousers and the list goes on. But the genius of it is the fact that Swarovski crystal pearls are built to resemble real pearls, the beads are coated with a pearlescent substance in order to imitate the most natural iridescence of nacre, and the pearls which itself is mass produced. This means the Swarovski pearl can be mass produced, which is fantastic because maintaining and replacing these individual beads will not result in challenges that requires special tooling, and expertise to a specific beaded application work. The designer on the other hand can continue to develop the use of this highly recognizable feature over the future collections and that’s good news.

The Givenchy Baby’s Breath Pearl Embellished Polo Shirt might lack the flashiness or the history of the distinct star coded and diamante “Stars and Beads” application Fall Winter 2012 once offered, but it’s one of those unique wardrobe treasures that might never be embraced by the main stream, and nevertheless forms the heart of this amazing masterpiece. Dressing in Givenchy has always been an occasion but for me, having one with the pearl embellishments gives a sense of achievement. All baby’s breath gypsophila polo shirt variants fit large to size in oversize, Columbian-Fit. Take two sizes smaller to achieve a closer fit. Shop the latest Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 menswear selection at Luisa Via Roma.

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Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Source: Dazed, Backstage at Givenchy SS15. Photography Lea Colombo.

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

PLACES TO BUY GIVENCHY GYPSOPHILA PEARL EMBELLISHED POLO SHIRT

Barneys – Givenchy Embellished Baby’s Breath Piqué Polo. Givenchy black and multicolor baby’s breath graphic-print cotton piqué polo shirt embellished at front and back with crystal Swarovski® pearls. Givenchy’s signature perpendicular seaming at back Rib-knit point collar and cuffs; split side-seam vents, high-low hem, crystal Swarovski® beads. Three-button placket Available in Black/Multi. Cotton. Dry clean. Made in Portugal.

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Neiman Marcus – Givenchy Baby’s Breath-Print Polo with Swarovski® Glass-Detail. Baby’s Breath-Print Polo with Swarovski® Glass-Detail: Givenchy baby’s breath-print polo. Swarovski® glass embellishment detail on buttons. Polo collar; button front. Short sleeves. Uneven vented hem. Cotton. Made in Portugal.

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Luisa Via Roma – Givenchy Embellished Floral Poplin Cotton Shirt. Classic shirt collar. Concealed button closure. Embroidered floral motif. Embellished with imitation pearls. Sample size: 40. 100% Cotton.

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

Givenchy Floral Gypsophila Pearl Polo Shirt

ALSO ON DRBLOGSPOT:

SS15 Campaign: Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Ad Campaign

In Motion: Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Menswear Runway Show

Current Collection: Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Menswear Collection

SS15 Wishlist: Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Collection Wishlist

SS15 Collection: Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Menswear at Antonioli

SS15 Shoes & Accessories: Givenchy Spring Summer 2015 Footwear and Accessories Collection

Recent Purchase: Givenchy White Zip Embellished Basketball Shirt Fall Winter 2014

Future Pre-Collection: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 Menswear

Future Main Collection: Givenchy Fall Winter 2015 Menswear Collection

In Motion: Givenchy Fall Winter 2015 Menswear Runway Show

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  • Great write-up Maurice. I think that's one of the pieces that many of us would define as "grail". Too bad because the price is just too much for a delicate cotton garment, at least with my wage. Anyway, what's up with the site and name change? I think it's great :)

    • There is actually another alternative to achieve the same results. You can purchase these swarovski crystal pearls on eBay and hand sew them onto the same printed polo shirt. This will save you more than $1,000++. However it requires a bit of an effort, maybe a few hours of hand work…

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  • Anonymous

    yo thanks for updates.
    this polo is wonderful but the price is sick :(

    • Yeah, I dont understand even the basic polo shirt with print is extremely expensive at $1495. It's a lot to ask..

    • Anonymous

      yeap this version is overprices too…
      basicaly when givenchy put some huge prices like this in the past, items are always wonderful and very rare…(masterpiece)
      Maybe you can find this polo during the sale with some luck…( but imo still expensive during sale…)

    • Not too sure my friend, as the smaller sizes such as XXS and XS, and even S at times are sold out. :( So i'm not confident it will make it to sales, especially this embellished runway version. Moreover they only come in S-L sizes, which fits very big and long.

    • Anonymous

      erk sick for you Maurice, i said you can maybe find it in sale if you don't want to spend big money for this polo…
      but it looks like you have to broke your rolls for buying this polo before he is soldout.

    • Don't think i'll be getting it since it doesnt look good on me. Will talk about this in detail in the next post.

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