The expectations were oh so high. Hired at the last minute for Spring/Summer 2021, Matthew Williams finally had his first proper catwalk extravaganza for Givenchy to express his vision. And unfortunately it was an over the top produced light dome spectacle which highlighted Williams’ struggle with this Haute Couture house. Hired to bring in credible youth culture, the designer ran riot with his black leather tailoring, oversize festival, which culminated in bare nipple revealing outfits which paid no respect to Rudi Gernreich nor to the International Women’s Day yesterday. The director of photography deserves special credit for his novel approach to capturing clothing, the fashion designer not so for his tone-deaf approach to the current mood.