Ricardo Tisci’s Spring 2010 collection for Givenchy was bittersweet. Tisci had been working on costumes for Michael Jackson’s engagement at the O2 Centre in London. Pieces inspired by that collaboration are present in this collection.

At any rate, the Givenchy show went on and Tisci sent out men dressed as urban gladiators. It may have been a reaction to the economy, an encouragement for men to ‘fight through it’ or it also may have been a case of men’s fashion following women’s fashion. We all know about the gladiator look for women that has reigned since spring 2008.

That being said, Tisci’s collection gave the whole gladiator look a refreshing spin for men, proving that he is a master of fashion.