In light of his recent departure, we took this chance to highlight some of Ricardo Tisci’s greatest moments while he was Creative Director at Givenchy. Take a look below and let us know in the comments of other ways he’s impacted the famed luxury house and fashion as a whole.
2005 Fall Haute Couture Collection: His First as Givenchy’s Creative Director
Being Named Creative Director for Givenchy’s Men’s Collections
Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour
Featuring Transexual Model, Lea T as the Face of Givenchy’s 2010 Fall/Winter Collection
During streetwear’s ongoing transition that more or less merged with high fashion, some would say that Givenchy’s graphics and prints ushered in this new state. From the “Paradise” print and Rottweiler or Shark graphic, to the religious iconography and provocative statements such as “Favela” emblazoned on tees, Tisci’s Givenchy took the idea that luxury can be in the same realm as street to a new level.
Even notable streetwear YouTube channels such as franalations quickly amassed the pieces.
Nike Air Force 1
Kanye further expanded upon this: “Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the No. 1 person on Instagram, ‘We need to work on the color of the flower wall,’ or the idea that it’s a Givenchy [wedding] dress, and it’s not about the name Givenchy, it’s about the talent that is [its designer] Riccardo Tisci — and how important Kim is to the Internet,” he said. “And the fact the No. 1 most-liked photo [on Instagram] has a kind of aesthetic was a win for what the mission is, which is raising the palette.”
Kim’s relationship with Tisci’s work was also highlighted during her 2013 Met Gala appearance, which received headlines for the head-to-toe floral design. Kardashian was pregnant at the time and the designer went on to say that “To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers. I think she looked amazing. She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.”