The Givenchy runway from the lens of Karl Hab, a photographer who continues to explore the world’s major cities – Los Angeles, Hong Kong and most recently, Paris – through his 24H book series. Here, Hab captures the feminine, assertive silhouettes developed by Matthew Williams, who presented his collection outdoors in the Jardin des Plantes. As the rain subsided, the show opened with ruched dresses that cast the Maison’s inherent elegance with streamlined newness and closed with another series of dresses more directly reinterpreted from archive creations. In between, sophisticated streetwear-leaning looks that come naturally to Williams, and that lent an edge to the Givenchy allure.
Constantly fascinated by the dynamics of fashion, music, and culture, Hab makes his way through Paris Fashion Week, both behind the scenes and at the centre of the action. He focuses the collective experience down to a gaze or gesture, a tactile detail, a visceral feeling. His senses come through in high definition. Each image, a fleeting moment in time imbued with a compelling sense of timelessness.