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Kim Kardashian posts a picture of herself with Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, as she flashes some major cleavage during a recent trip to Paris, calling Tisci her "date" for that evening.

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Watch The Throne: Riccardo Tisci

09.14.2011


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Riccardo Tisci is a tough man to track down. After providing creative direction for Watch The Throne, and working tirelessly through Paris Fashion Week, the wunderkind of Givenchy jetted off to Ibiza for some much needed R&R. Upon his return, Life+Times caught up with Tisci to discuss his travels, inspirations and loves.

Life+Times: Glad we connected. Took a while to get through to you. Howís it going?
Riccardo Tisci: Iím good. Crazy moment. But itís all under control. Iím back from the holiday. And [Givenchy] is launching the new collection, plus the new menís couture coming up, but having a great time. And you?

L+T: Weíre good. No complaints. Where were you for August?
RT: I went to Ibiza. I was supposed to go to Turkey. But, I had so much fun in Ibiza that I decided to spend the entire month in there. I love music and I have lots of friends who DJ, and itís one of the best places for music. So, I spent the entire summer there meeting new people and DJs and having a good time.

L+T: How was it?
RT: I spent time with my friends a lot. We would spend time together, and relax, and do yoga, chill, and go out on the boat. And then, we went wild. Especially on Monday night. Do you know the club DC10? I love it there.

L+T: I donít. Whatís it like?
RT: Itís one of the clubs in Ibiza. Iím not super old, Iím 37, but it used to be much more free and much more underground. I used to go there when I was young and since thenÖin the last ten years or so, once things got much more ďluxury.Ē This club has managed to stay, umm, ghetto. DJs start there when they are young. On Monday nights, itís 7am to 2am. Itís this big garage, and it used to be after hours. Now, everyone goes and has the best time. So Monday night, it was like going to the church. Every Monday a new DJ. Everyone I knew was going to be there. I really love music and DJs. So, I spent a lot of time there.

L+T: Did you dance?
RT: A lot! I went crazy. I donít know if Iím a good dancer or not. My friend Maria Carla says Iím good. I used to dance to Latin American music when I was younger. Until like five or six years ago, it was difficult to dance in public. But now, I donít care. I just let go. I love dancing to electro music. But, Iím not good at dancing to rock music. Itís more about the vibe. Thereís this song called ďInfinitaĒ that I love. DC10 is more about old school and electronica, which I love.

L+T: Tell us a bit about coming up with the artwork for JAY Z and Kanye Westís Watch The Throne.
RT: I have huge respect for these two. Since I was a child, Iíve always been obsessed with rap and hip-hop. I met Kanye when he came to my show and we developed a relationship. And then I was approached about doing this collaboration, which was a big project. Two big names approaching a designer was a pretty big deal. I have been asked before in my life to collaborate with musicians [Ed note: Tisci has designed for Madonna in the past], but only on costumes and clothing. But in some ways, I didnít want to do it because I didnít feel ready. Of course, fashion is expression. Like art, like music, itís an emotion. So, itís more about mood and emotion and not just the clothing. When they first asked me, I was really scared. And then, we began the discussions about movies, DJs, general things. So, I felt that the collaboration was necessary. This is one of the best collaborations Iíve ever done. I always want to do the best and respect the people around me. But at the same time, it was very tough.

L+T: What inspired the art? What influences did you draw from?
RT: The funny thing is, growing up, Iíve always loved JAY and Missy Elliot. But for me, this type of music always represented things like women, sex, diamonds, fur, cars and luxury. But when it came to the artwork, it was really important to me to represent the pure genius inside of them, and in some ways, go back to the roots Ė the real rap, which has been more experimental in the last few years. I also wanted to showcase how proud they are to be Americans. I really wanted to make them happy with the outcome. I decided on the color gold, which to me, represents luxury. It has always been about rap, including ďthe good life.Ē I really wanted to represent that in a color. And then, I wanted to represent America. And since they are both very handsome men, I wanted to touch on elements of sexuality and their strong personalities, showing off an animal dialogue, because I am obsessed with animals. And then, incorporate religion. And it didnít have to be Catholic. Itís more about a point in life. For me, religion can be abstract. There are also elements of freedom as well.

L+T: What about the idea of family? I know how important that is to you.
RT: I spent five hours with them while they were rapping and I was very impressed with how two such strong artists could sit down in a room and work together. It was like a family. And the moments I spent with them, to me, it became clear that it was the right choice. As I may not be an immediate part of the family, at that time, I felt like part of the family. It was one of the most special experiences of my life.

L+T: Do you think in some ways the vibe and mentality of the album aligns with your aesthetic and your approach to designing?
RT: In a way, yes. Because, when the asked me to work with them, I was like, ďWOW!Ē. But, Iím all about opposites. I like religion and I like sex. Iím a dark guy and a romantic. Sometimes Iím super religious and very pure. Thatís why I think many controversial things are often said about me. So, I respect both of them and I didnít know why they asked me to do it. When I heard the album, I didnít necessarily think I was the right person, but I understand why I was chosen and asked to do it. Because there are elements of sexuality, religion, a level of being proud, which I related to my own definition of religion.This is what I share in common with them. Especially their emphasis on family.

L+T: Do you have any icons inside and out of fashion?
RT: I love people in general. Singers, actresses and politicians; those who have something to say. I donít like copycats. I love Chaka Khan, Frida Kahlo, and Jesus Christ. These are the people who, to me, I really respect. Chaka Khan broke many boundaries, but they all have great strengths and had something to say.

L+T: Whatís the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
RT: In the morning I kickbox and before I go to bed I pray. I come from a ghetto of Italy, but from a fantastic family and I say thank you to god for giving me these great opportunities in my life.

L+T: How do you relax?
RT: I relax by doing sports. I used to play basketball as a kid. But I took a break, but in the last little while Iíve gone back to playing sports. Iím ok at basketball and mini-volley. But, right now, Iím focusing on running and meditation. Once a year I go to India to meditate. Iím much more into meditation but I think I need to break down a little bit.

L+T: Whatís your head space like right now?
RT: Iím very late with the show. So a little stressed. But Iím very happy. I have good things and problems of course. But I feel very light because life is a bitch. But at sometimes, we are very lucky. I have great people in my life, and some others who Iíve never met. But, I feel very lucky to share things with people I love. But, ask me in two weeks, and it might be a different answer.
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"The one thing that really gave me the strength to become what I am today is religion, belief. It doesn’t matter from which religion you come from, it’s that you believe in something." (Riccardo Tisci)


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"I really think the important thing in my daily life is family. It is very important in life, to have people that you believe and believe in you." (Riccardo Tisci)

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God, he explains, is with him quite a bit, and was most certainly there that day when he got the Givenchy call from LVMH—“I know it,” he says. (Riccardo Tisci)


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