Vogue Hommes International S/S 2011
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Vogue Hommes International: Which man has seduced you the most?
Riccardo Tisci: I don't think I've met him yet. I've been attracted to a lot of men in my life but never truly seduced. I'm still young though...
Vogue Hommes International: Do you have a particular type of man?
Riccardo Tisci: The kind that works out. About two years ago, I went through a break-up that transformed my view of love and sexuality. Until then, I had wanted elegance above all. I pretty much didn't care about looks. Now sex appeal matters. I like handsome, muscular boys who radiate strenght. This explains my obsession with Latin America. I can't resist the way those guys are so comfortable with their bodies. I find this kind of confidence in yourself and your body hugely attractive.
Vogue Hommes International: Could you be attracted by a woman?
Riccardo Tisci: Obviously. Man or woman, at the end of the day who cares? I'm open to love. I had an emotionally though childhood, so I'm eager to soak up all the different feelings others can bring me. There's nothing male or female about that. I wouldn't really describe myself as bisexual, just an advocate of free love. I couldn't care less about gender, colour, age or background. I just follow my heart.
Vogue Hommes International: Two seasons ago, you cast Lea T, a stunning non-operated transgender model, in your Givenchy campaigns. Are you attracted to transsexuals?
Riccardo Tisci: I'm not sexually attracted but I am touched by their soul and how fragile they appear.
Vogue Hommes International: How do you seduce someone?
Riccardo Tisci: I don't have a particular method. It's almost impossible to read my emotions, even for the people who've known me for twenty years. Having said that, I'm desperately shy and even through my work, interviews, that kind of thing, I have gone a long way to overcoming this, the minute I fall for someone, my shyness resurfaces. Which could be that wins hearts in the end. They do say shy people make the best lovers?
Vogue Hommes International: What's the craziest thing you've ever done for love?
Riccardo Tisci: I spent an entire night in the freezing cold, outside the house of a boy who'd broken up with me. I must have been 17. I'd done a really stupid thing, he'd dumped me, and I was feeling miserable and guilty. It's an experience that made one of the biggest impressions on me, but with hindsight I don't think it was love. At that age, everything has the colour of love. Which doesn't prevent it from being engraved in my memory.
Vogue Hommes International: Any taboos?
Riccardo Tisci: None. It's funny, because as soon as you're in the public eye, all kind of stories about yourself start doing the rounds. People fantasise like crazy. How many times have I heard I was part of some booty call involving toys or bondage or transsexuals or whatever. I'm actually much tamer than that. At most I enjoy simple, organic games. I love making love. That collision of romance and animal. It sends me into a trance.
Vogue Hommes International: Sex without feelings?
Riccardo Tisci: A lot when I was young. Now I need feelings, emotion, even for a one-night stand.
Vogue Hommes International: Describe your best sexual experience.
Riccardo Tisci: I've had quite a few, but the one that immediately springs to mind was with someone well-known. I'd never have imagined something could happen between me and this guy. It's still the hottest weekend I've ever had. Nobody knows for sure if he's straight or gay; it's a complete mystery. Still, I was drawn to him, his way of talking and thinking, the way he smokes, walks, dresses. I admire his work as an artist. That weekend together, the intimacy between us, has only made him even more attractive to me.
Vogue Hommes International: The best place to make love?
Riccardo Tisci: I've had my best experiences on a sandy beach, in a lift at night, and in slightly risky places where you know you might get caught: the suspense is a huge turn-on. I once made love in the bathroom on a boat, where I'd been invited to a party. That was quite a thrill.
Vogue Hommes International: The most erotic smell?
Riccardo Tisci: For a woman, just under the fold of her breast. For a man, the small of the back, where the buttocks begin.
Vogue Hommes International: Who would you say is the epitome of seduction?
Riccardo Tisci: Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix and Tiger Tyson. He's a porn star I once met in a club in New York. Very sexy...
Vogue Hommes International: Who would you love to invite to dinner?
Riccardo Tisci: River Phoenix and Elvis Presley. We could have a threesome.
Vogue Hommes International: Do you think of yourself as a seducer?
Riccardo Tisci: Not really. Even though I like how I look, I'd be curious to understand what others see in me. What they like about me. When I realise a man or a woman is attracted to me, I always wonder what they've fallen for. So to answer the question, no, I don't see myself as a seducer. Which in the end is maybe what seduces people.
I like the fact that he loves women too:
Vogue Hommes International: Which woman has seduced you the most?
Riccardo Tisci: Several. All women of temperament who filled me with energy. To answer the question, I'd say my mother first. Then Mariacarla. An instant physical attraction that grew into a kind of fraternity. And Carine for a more agressive kind of seduction. She gives off this ultra-feminity and at the same time an almost virile force, which I find fascinating. I have to say that while attraction does come into seduction, in my mind they are two different things. I can find someone attractive but not neccessarily feel seduced by them. Seduction is about intelligence and wit. Someone who makes me laugh has every chance of seducing me.
Vogue Hommes International: Who did you first fantasise over?
Riccardo Tisci: Rudolph Valentino, Madonna in her Sex and "Erotica" days. She stood for everything I like: transgression, beauty, sex, religion, masculine and feminine combined. She had this muscular, sculpted body, and gave off this amazing force. Then there was Tony Ward...
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