We hear women say over and over again that they just simply can’t wear a runway look head-to-toe. “I’m not a model. I’ll never look like her. Can I really wear that?” The list just goes on and on with excuses and inquiries on this topic and we want to address it and snuff the rumors that you can’t look fabulous wearing an outfit that came traipsing down the runway. Yes, you can style your own rendition of the original look and not look crazy.

We love Ricardo Tisci’s interpretation of Hubert de Givenchy’s designs and while he’s only been creative director at Givenchy for a little over five years, he is certainly making his mark. His collections are infused with romance and religion coupled with sharp tailoring, lace, and dark undertones. For his Pre Fall 2011 Collection, he played on masculine and feminine themes, which is clearly showcased with the two jackets pictured below.

These two jackets are the perfect example of the range and technique that Tisci has mastered.

Since we do not buy collections in their entirety we tweaked the looks a tad utilizing pieces from other designers. The subtly vintage vibe of the first picture was interpreted by pairing the same Givenchy rosette jacket with the Sachin + Babi sequin Ysabel tank top layered over a Donna Karan dress. The monochromatic look is riffed on further with the addition of gold Lanvin stiletto platform pumps, and kept edgy with the Lanvin chunky chain necklace. We love the ease of the second look, and the balance of textures. We achieved the same cohesiveness by throwing the Givenchy tri color retro peplum jacket over the Jean Paul Gaultier reversible zip vest with fur trim, and a Lanvin pencil skirt. We kept the look very now by pairing it with the must have for fall Givenchy tall leather Ricky boot, and the Givenchy nightingale shopper handbag in khaki green.