What do Liberty Ross and Rihanna have in common? This weekend, both girls – whose styles are fairly polar when it comes to opposites – both rocked the latest in Givenchy printed t-shirts. It’s around £360 depending where you track one down and created as a mash-up of a previous collection’s kaleadasopic bird of paradise print with a religious twist – look closely and you’ll see the Virgin Mary having a bit of fashwan moment courtesy of Riccardo Tisci. Who do YOU think wore it best? RiRi with loose-fit black pants, Tom Ford wedges and Diana Ross-style curls, or Liberty in her casual-cool denim cut-offs, Celine tote and retro sunnies? Either way, they’re lucky to get hold of one; everywhere we look this haute tee has sold out… You may still have a chance on the Selfridges website if you act fast!
Rihanna instagramming her Givenchy tee and the real product up close!
As we mentioned already, this statement t-shirt idea isn’t a new one for Givenchy and there’s a long line of previous versions that span a wardrobes spectrum of popstrels Rihanna (this is her second version of the season) and Rita Ora, actress Liv Tyler, a legion of street-snapped ladies. Even fashion conscious A-list guys on the circuit have cottoned on, with Riccardo creating special versions for Kanye and Jay Z’s Watch The Throne tour. A truly unisex piece, especially when the prints are so sharp and occasionally scary – do you remember the Rottweilers of autumn/winter 2011? Now there’s a sharp-toothed shark out to be snapped up for your shopping bag. SCROLL through our gallery above for a mini history of Givenchy tee-wearing celebrities!