Givenchy fashion inspired by anatomy

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Fashion designer Riccardo Tisci's latest couture collection for Givenchy was inspired by Frida Kahlo's obsessions with religion, sensuality, and human anatomy. What, no menswear!? From

The zipper pulls were little bones, a belt was a spinal column re-created in porcelain. The dominant motif of the collection was the skeleton, laid out flat in the lace appliquéd on a long tulle column, or rendered in three dimensions in obsessively dense clusters of crystals, pearls, and lace on the back of a jacket in double silk duchesse satin. Nestled in the middle? A tiny ceramic skull sprouting angel wings. At one point during his presentation, Tisci rather tellingly muttered, "A romantic way to see death."

Givenchy Fall 2010 Couture Collection (Thanks, Kelly Sparks!)