Riccardo Tisci- Creative Director of Givenchy

Chess is a very strategic game and as cliche’ as it may sound “your next move, should be your best move.” I view life as one big continuous game of chess. I’m playing the game and making moves to be KING. Riccardo Tisci continues to shake the game up and has made many moves that many didn’t expect. Something like a black Knight but in different garments of course. Born in Italy and once attending Central Saint Martins in London as did other Haute Couture card holders such as John Galliano and  Alexander McQueen, of course his hustle is worth talking about. This is no dark twisted fantasy, more like a beautiful reality.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1999, Tisci worked for various companies to include Puma before signing a contract with Ruffo Research. Having a vision of his own, Robert Tisci began working on his collection which he presented for Milan 05/06 Fashion Week. Soon after in 2005, at the age of 30 years old, Riccardo Tisci was appointed Creative Director of the Haute Couture, ready-to-wear and accessories lines for the second largest apparel division of LVMH, Givenchy. Tisci’s runway presentations have been described as being dark, modern and spacey yet still very romantic and contemporary.

Don’t just think that the runway is what Robert Tisci all about. In 2008 he designed the costumes for Madonna’s ‘Sticky and Sweet Tour’ in addition to other customized pieces that she has been seen in off stage. Tisci’s most recent project with two BOSSES, hold the pickle juice, has been getting a lot of buzz lately- and this by far will not be a “light year”. Kanye West and Jay-Z who are both supporters of Tisci’s work, welcomed him to the team as the Creative Director of artwork for their lead single “H.A.M.” from their upcoming collaboration, Watch The Throne. Riccardo Tisci came in the game with efforts of becoming royalty. No castle though, the House of Givenchy will do.


Givenchy- Spring/Summer 2011 Preview