Riccardo Tisci - Givenchy Creative Director
Riccardo Tisci is an Italian fashion designer, born in Taranto, Italy, in 1974. He is Creative Director for Givenchy Women's haute couture and ready-to-wear lines since 2005, and Menswear and accessories designer of the Givenchy Men's division since 2008.
Riccardo Tisci and US actress Rooney Mara attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating
'Punk: Chaos to Couture' - an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY, USA, May 2013
Tisci graduated from London's Central Saint Martins Academy in 1999 and after that worked for fashion houses like Puma and Coccapani.
'I am delighted to join Givenchy and very proud to be able to bring my vision to this prestigious French haute couture house, whose history inspires me', the designer said back in 2004, when it was announced that he will be brand's next creative director.
Riccardo Tisci is known for his love for Gothic style and space-age minimalism. 'My way of showing is very melancholic... I love romanticism and sensuality', he says.
Tisci's approach to menswear could be described as 'aesthetic born of streetwear without losing elegance nor caliginous'.
Riccardo Tisci and British model Naomi Campbell arrive for the benefit gala 'Inspiration',
promoted by the American Fundation for the Investigation against Aids (amfAR) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 2015
In addition to the development of Givenchy collections, Tisci has participated in a number of successful collaborations, including:
- designing the costumes for Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour in 2008;
- curating the issue 8 of A-Anna Magazine in 2008;
- guest-editing Visionaire's RELIGION issue in 2011;
- creating the perfume Le Dahlia Noir in collaboration with the perfumer Francois Demachy in 2011;
- dressing the singer Rihanna for her Diamond World Tour in 2013;
- collaborating with Beyoncé and Jay-Z for the On the Run Tour in 2014;
- collaborating with Nike to create a series of Air Force 1 shoes in 2014.
Tisci was also awarded CFDA prize for his contributions to the fashion world.
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