>> Backstage at Givenchy  today, a sign read : "No girls on the runway if they haven't eaten before." The show ran  over an hour late, was in a hard-to-reach location, and guests froze  in the outside venue, but they were allayed by Riccardo Tisci's homage  to the Middle East, complete with  live musicians playing  karkabou. "I dream of Riccardo's genie!" Joe Zee exclaimed .
Tisci not only attracted editors but fellow designers: Pucci's Peter Dundas joined  Christian Lacroix  in the show's front row. And all the models had  their hair dyed black especially for the occasion — which was apparently quite impressionable  on Lara Stone; Iris Strubegger debuted a new crop and newcomer Antonella Graef opened  the show.