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Riccardo Tisci ? has been revolutionary for? Givenchy? since his appointment as creative director. He has created new, exciting collections every season, even introducing menswear?at Givenchy, but he has also been on the forefront of bringing diversity to the runway since day one at the storied French fashion house. He recently spoke with? Style.com ? about injecting a diverse range of women into his shows.?
Christmas TR Crops, I opened my second couture show with nine black girls; some of them Iˇ¦d discovered, some of them were established like Naomi [Campbell] or Liya Kebede , he told Style.com. ? I did it in a very naive way and, in retrospect, a very honest way. I remember all the magazines talking about the casting, and that surprised me. People make such a big deal about using black girls in your casts, but it shouldnˇ¦t be a big dealˇXit should be normal.
Tisci goes on to voice more sentiments that we wish were echoed by the rest of the industry. I think weˇ¦re all the same, and beauty is something that doesnˇ¦t have culture, religion, or color, he says. It doesnˇ¦t matter what [your cast's] race is, what their gender or sexuality is, you should represent beautyˇXbeauty is beauty. ?
Christmas TR Crops Tisci is part of a new crop of designers who have a much less constrained standard of beauty. Just yesterday,? Balmain? creative director Olivier Rousteing ? talked about how fashion doesn't belong to white people . ?Tisci, much like? Rousteing ?has used? Kim?Kardashian ?in his campaigns,?has also worked with the reality TV star and other pop culture figures, like Beyoncé ,?who don't have the same bodies traditional models have.?
Tisci also touches on the difficulty of finding male models who weren't skinny, white, pale skin to match his streetwear?aesthetic. Tisci?recalls taking his search to the streets to find boys and teach them to walk.?.. Basically 90 percent of the show was street boys?.
You can read the whole story, in which Tisci also talks about his favorite models to work, over on? Style.com .
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