The House of Givenchy was opened in 1952, with Audrey Hepburn in place as one of designer Hubert de Givenchy's original muses. While the brand still captures the chic, feminine moments of the midcentury ideal, today's collections have an edge. Models are frequently done up in overstated eye makeup with slick, slightly waved hair. Get ready for Paris Fashion Week by checking out some modern-day interpretations of the fashion house's forward-looking approach.
A smattering of models wore metallic, rectangular-shaped designs to frame their eyes at the Spring 2007 show, as two-textured hair faded into the background.
Fall 2007 Couture
Designer Riccardo Tisci was inspired by futuristic Greek goddesses when creating the Fall 2007 couture lineup, where models wore subtle makeup and overdone fringe.
Spring 2009 Couture
With frothy fabrics and ultrasmoky eyes, the gothic and the romantic merged on the Spring 2009 couture runway.
There may have been a vintage vibe, but models' low-slung chignons were given a crimped texture for a modern take on the retro coiffure.
Fall 2009 Couture
A Middle Eastern influence dominated the beauty looks on the Fall 2009 couture catwalk. Golden.
Spring 2010 Couture
Red lipstick is bold in and of itself, but adding heavily glittered, heavily smoked-out eye makeup into the mix created a whole other level of intensity.
An unexpected pop of pink on the eyes played nicely with patent-leather red lipstick for Fall 2010.
Hairstylists toyed around with textures for Spring 2011; note how this multifaceted style started out as a finger wave, moved into a slight crimp, and was finished off with two frizzy-ended pigtail braids.
With mulberry-hued lipstick and richly bronzed eye makeup, things got dark with Givenchy's Fall 2012 beauty look.
Chaste designs melded with '60s-era Givenchy silhouettes to make way for a minimalistic hair and makeup look at the fashion house's Spring 2013 show.
This girl is on fire! From a red skull cap to rouge-rimmed eyes, the Fall 2013 runway look was blazing.
The makeup look was also a work of art on the Spring 2014 runway. The jewel masks were encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
The focus was on highlighting the cheekbones and eyes, giving the face a natural bronzed look.