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Givenchy moves show to New York

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Givenchy moves show to New York

Givenchy will show at New York Fashion Week next season.

Designer Riccardo Tisci has confirmed his brand is ditching the Paris leg of presentations, and it will instead debut its Spring/Summer 16 line in the Big Apple on September 11.

There will be a big party held afterwards too, with both events tying in with the opening of a flagship store on Madison Avenue in the city.

"It’s a very delicate day for America, and so the show is going to be a celebration of family and love," the designer told WWD.

"[Performance artist Marina Abramović] is going to help me to art direct the show. It’s going to be very interesting."

The publication suggests this is all part of the fashion house's efforts to become better known in America. At the moment it has two boutiques stateside, in Miami and Las Vegas, with more planned in Florida and California.

Riccardo is known to have a lot of time for America and is a hit with the A-list there, with stars such as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian huge fans. A large portion of the research he does for shows happens in the US, with the designer confirming it's where he goes to get his creative juices flowing.

"It gives me so much energy, and I’m very inspired by the culture,” he explained. “I feel free when I’m there.”

It's a busy time for the star, whose latest men's line debuted on Friday night. It was heavy on denim and stars, but it was one model in particular who set tongues wagging. Despite it being a men's presentation, Naomi Campbell strutted her stuff, wearing a blazer over a miniscule black bikini. She was joined by other women including Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner and Candice Swanepoel.

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