Style on trial: Givenchy Tribal Print Leggings

Something about the name Givenchy still rings with a degree of class. It evokes that elegant chic for which the French are so famous, that effortless simplicity of style you’d expect to see on a graceful older woman traversing Parisienne streets…

Where did it all go wrong?

We don’t know why exactly, but something about these leggings screams “pedestrian crossing” at us… while another aspect sends us reeling into the nostalgia of Magic Eye pictures (scroll the screen up and down a bit and you’ll soon see where we’re coming from on that one!). Wear them out in public and we can guarantee you’ll get plenty of attention – though we can’t guarantee you won’t be tackled to the ground and used as an emergency pavement by very small people…

What do you think? Could you make these work without sending the general public cross-eyed? If so they’re available from mytheresa.com for a mere €498,00.

9 Comments

  • April 15, 2010

    Janelle

    These would have to be paired with a solid oversized tee. And even then, I still don’t really like the idea of people actually wearing these.
    .-= Janelle´s last blog ..My Life =-.

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  • April 15, 2010

    Zoe

    Eww, they’re just so… busy. Gives you a headache if you look at them for too long. Givenchy were the people who designed the famous LBD Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s; they designed her clothes for movies such as Sabrina, Charade, How to Steal a Million etc. Strange to think creators of such beautifully classy creations could come up with these…. things!! They’re like white leggings that have been run over countless times by cars.

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    • April 15, 2010

      Madeline

      Sadly, the creators behind the famous LBD dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s have long been gone from the helm of Givenchy. Ricardo Tisci is their curent designer and he’s brought a very different approach at Givenchy over the past seasons – much more avant-garde and rock&roll.

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  • April 15, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Aargh – they’re trying to hypnotise me!

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    • April 15, 2010

      naomi

      lol…listen to the sound of my voice and look into my crotch…

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  • April 15, 2010

    Ash

    I would recieve a ticket for disturbing the peace.

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  • April 15, 2010

    Bethany

    Insta-migraine

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  • April 20, 2010

    Moni

    Wow, even the plain leggings without anybody in it look pregnant with that print…
    Who in their right mind would ever wear these??!!

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  • April 28, 2010

    Tanja

    Ha ha! I had a pair of very similar leggings circa 1991. They were hideous then (my mum bought them for me), they are hideous now.

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