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For one of the most cult-followed labels in the world, Givenchy is actually knocked off surprisingly infrequently. Maybe it's because the house's understated accessories lack the instantly recognizable flash of the most copied bags, while its exquisitely detailed couture is just too tough to replicate. Whatever the reason, it's that inimitability that makes the brand one of the world's most loved — and most exclusive.
If you, like us, secretly want into the world of Givenchy, we've got 11 picks ahead that are a great place to start. From current-season obsessions like the sequined skirt and low-key bags to intricate lace gowns that could almost pass for spring '11's epochal collection, here's how to get the Givenchy look — even if you don't have a trust fund or an in with Tisci.
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