Riccardo Tisci's spring Givenchy collection was the ultimate display of elegance

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Givenchy Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear

The scene was set on the Hudson River, with One World Trade in the background and performance artist Marina Ambravoic, the show's Artistic Director, creating the perfect atmosphere as night fell on New York City. Riccardo Tisci's Spring collection had an audience of high-powered fashion influencers, plenty of big celebrity names, and over 800 members of the public who won tickets earlier this week as he showed his collection for the first time in New York. From Julia Roberts to Steven and Liv Tyler, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Amanda Seyfried and Nicki Minaj (to name a few) it was a sight to behold even before the runway began.


Models glided down the incredibly long runway, having to walk up and down several sets of stairs (which did not go well for a couple of models who took an unfortunate tumble). It was a show primarily of womenswear, but also had a smattering of powerhouse menswear. Plenty of which we can see Kanye wearing in the near future.

Click through below to see photos of the collection:
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Riccardo Tisci's spring Givenchy collection was the ultimate display of elegance

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week.

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Kendall Jenner walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A model walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Candice Swanpoel walks the runway at the Givenchy show during the Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week. 

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Givenchy for spring is glamorous with an edge, featuring lots of lace and silky dresses with a nightgown feel, hints of leather and gorgeous jackets. The few couture gowns that walked the pier last night were breathtaking. Paired with masks, these gowns garnered the most oohs and aahs from the crowd of 800+ public invitees, and they're bound to be the most talked-about pieces over the next few weeks.

See the famous front-row attendees in the slideshow below:
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Riccardo Tisci's spring Givenchy collection was the ultimate display of elegance

Margot Robbie and Anna Wintour attend the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian pose for a photo at the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

Actress Amanda Seyfried attends the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 26 on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Julia Roberts attends the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Givenchy fashion show on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in New York.

Photo: Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

Steven Tyler and his daughter Liv Tyler the runway at the Givenchy fashion show during the Spring Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Designer Rachel Zoe attends the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 26 at Hudson River Park on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

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Nina Garcia and fashion designer Michael Kors are seen arriving at the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

Victor Cruz, Debbie Harry, Nicki Minaj and June Ambrose attend the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 26 at Hudson River Park on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

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Amar'e Stoudemire and singer Jennifer Hudson are seen arriving at the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

Christina Ricci attends the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

Courtney Love attends the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 26 at Hudson River Park on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

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Tory Burch and Pierre-Yves Roussel arrive for Givenchy Spring 2016. 

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Dean Caten, Dan Caten and Jeremy Scott attend the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

Actress Nicola Peltz and guest attend the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

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