“Erykah, she’s an icon—come on!” said Riccardo Tisci, on Erykah Badu staring in Givenchy’s Spring 2014 ad campaigns.
Tisci said, “he’d had her image in the back of his mind when he was designing the Spring 2014 collection, a mash-up of African and Japanese influences,” Matthew Schneier stated.
Givenchy + Badu can’t go wrong. Fashion + Music even better!
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These are some of my favorite quotes from Tisci on Badu, Givenchy’s newest ad campaign, as well as racial diversity in fashion…
On Badu: “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life.” “She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”
On Bethann Hardison and Iman’s Diversity Campaign (racism on runways): “Me, I was one of the persons who ended up not being touched by this. I discovered Joan Smalls, I discovered Maria [Borges]. I discovered a lot of black girls, and I’ve been always supporting them. For me, I grew up in a family and I grew up in a culture, an education, that we all are the same.”
Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott / Courtesy of Givenchy