Riccardo Tisci ruffled a few feathers (pun intended) on the runway yesterday in Paris. The Givenchy show of his Spring 2010 Couture Collection was an absolute success. The designs were clean, original and inspriring. Delicate fabrics with sophisticated detailing were used to accentuate the female form. Long gowns hugged the hips (well, whatever hips there were) of the models that swaned down the runway proud as peacocks. So many designers experiment with feathers and ruffles and fail horribly. The common mistake is misplacement of the decoration on the garment. Riccardo knows exactly what he is doing. His placement of such embellishment is right on the money. The curves created by the feathers and ruffles act as compliments to the curves in a woman’s body. Riccardo is most definitely a friend to women everywhere. Could there be a few contenders for Oscar dresses in the bunch? We’ll have to wait and see!