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Givenchy to Skip January Couture

The brand will take a pause from presenting its high fashions.

Beyoncé at the 2102 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2012 Costume Institute Gala in Givenchy couture.

PARIS — Givenchy plans to take a pause from presenting its couture collection, WWD has learned.

The French fashion house said it would continue making high fashions and welcome clients to its salons, but it won’t show a collection to the press during the next couture week in Paris, scheduled from Jan. 21 to 24.

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It is understood Givenchy will continue to showcase its couture on celebrities during high-profile events, such as the Costume Institute gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in May, for which Givenchy’s couturier Riccardo Tisci is a cochair.

Earlier this year, Givenchy dressed Madonna in couture for her performance during halftime at the Super Bowl.

Givenchy and Tisci have been moving toward a more personalized approach to couture in recent years.

In 2010, Tisci stopped staging couture shows and instead presented 10 looks in a still-life format at a town house on Paris’ Place Vendôme.

Givenchy noted it continues to invest in its couture atelier and does not rule out couture presentations in the future.