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For the 60th edition of Visionaire magazine, the Givenchy artistic director, Riccardo Tisci, has taken the editor's chair, following in a long line of fęted figures that includes Tom Ford, Rei Kawakubo and Hedi Slimane.

It should come as no great surprise that Tisci's issue is an exploration of religion. He is a designer whose southern Italian, Catholic heritage permeates everything he touches. His breakthrough show, under his own name ,was held in an incense-filled warehouse in Milan, dominated by a crucifix. References to funeral processions, Baroque churches, and religious Old Master sculpture and painting have all informed his work. Before he presents each collection, he prays, he says, and puts salt in the four corners of the space in question "to avoid negative energy. I'm superstitious, that is very much part of religion".

In fact, he continues, talking from a New York hotel room and with the hand-crafted prototype of Visionaire Sixty in his hands (it is limited to 3,000 numbered copies), it was the title's founders, Stephen Gan, James Kaliardos and Cecilia Dean, who came up with the theme.

Given that Tisci has collected religious artefacts and imagery – from rosaries to pictures torn out of books and magazines – from a very early age, they couldn't have wished for a more perfect fit.

"I wanted to do something very iconic, as in something that is there forever, but is also very strong. To me, Visionaire, which I have always looked at and loved, is about creative freedom, about the freedom of expression, with no rules.

"Today, so much fashion, and art and music, involves pleasing the client. So I said right from the beginning that, even though I am at Givenchy, I didn't want any [fashion] credits in the magazine. The contributors could use vintage clothing, they could use a single piece of fabric, they could do what they wanted. And there are a lot of nudes. In religious painting and sculpture there are a lot of nudes, too – Christ is portrayed nude, angels are portrayed nude. We were all born naked."

Tisci's approach to his task was cross-disciplinary – he approached artists, musicians, actors and more, as well as, naturally, many of the world's most celebrated models, photographers and stylists. "We tried to put people together who hadn't necessarily worked with each other before and to mix things up creatively which, to me, is very modern. Every person who has contributed is someone who I respect." Karl Lagerfeld has photographed former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld; sculptor Berlinde de Bruyckere has collaborated with Mario Testino on a sequence; Jefferson Hack has edited a series of Patti Smith's Polaroids; Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin re-envision 'Lucy Fer'.

All involved were given an image by Tisci to work from: "It was then entirely up to them to interpret it with their own eyes". He did stipulate, however, that everything should be photographed in black and white. "For me, black and white is clean and elegant, and I knew that if people used colour they were likely to go very dark. I wanted something very beautiful, very positive, and very young."

True to Visionaire's history, the format is unorthodox – a wooden box carved out of antique doors and based on an alter-piece splits open to reveal a leather-bound hardbacked book inside. Nine individual gold leaf pages that break up the work represent Tisci's eight sisters and his mother, he says; a single black page, his father, who died when he was only four years of age. "It's true, it's dedicated to my father," he says. In addition, the Givaudan perfumer, Yann Vasnier, has created for the edition a "smell of religion. To me that is all about my childhood," Tisci says, "about going to church every Sunday with my family, about being clean and well-dressed even though we were poor, about having coffee and breakfast afterwards. So I wanted the perfume to be something very fresh and innocent. The first impression is strong and sharp and then it becomes delicate, romantic and soft."

While Tisci is, of course, aware that at least some of the Catholic church's views are not as inclusive as they might be, "at the end of the day, I believe in my Jesus Christ, I believe in my God, and I am Catholic. It's one of the world's oldest religions and it's not quick to change. But my mother will tell you that, I might not seem it, I might not look it, but I am a good, religious boy."

For Easter, then, Tisci, who is now based in Paris, will be going back to the suburb of Milan, to where his parents travelled from southern Italy and set up the family home more than 60 years ago now. "In Italy, we say that Jesus died at three o'clock in the afternoon and, in my memory, at three o'clock, the Friday before Easter, it always seems to rain there. My mum used to say: 'You see, God is crying, these are his tears'. At seven o'clock, I'll go and see the procession with my family – there's one in every city in the country. It's a wonderful moment and one that we have always shared together."

'Visionaire Sixty Religion', guest edited by Riccardo Tisci, in collaboration with Givenchy, is available from 1 June; to pre-order, visit visionaireworld.com
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I LOVE RICARDO... GOD KNOWS I DO, BUT THIS BOOK IS TOO EXPENSIVE....Arizona posing with her son is hardly epic...These days her son is seeming to be more of a accessory to her then a guest appearance...The pic of LEA is breathtaking and eerie at the same time.

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OMG. Who is that guy lying on the tripod? At a second I thought it's Lee Mc... o, God, no. RIP.

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Riccardo Tisci’s issue of Visionaire explores religion as liberating force, complete with its share of saints, sinners, and supermodels

Photography Karl Lagerfeld
Text David Colman

If you don’t believe that fashion is a religious sect unto itself—and a fast-growing one at that—well, maybe you should pray a little harder. Need you be reminded that today’s most awe-inspiring transfigurations are achieved by supermodels, not saints? (Easy to confuse the two, granted.) Should you be one of these lamentable non-believers, you might want to check out Visionaire’s latest issue, devoted to religion and guest-edited by Riccardo Tisci in collaboration with Givenchy.

While the subject of faith is one that few can discuss winningly, Tisci can and does—rapturously, with a childlike enthusiasm. “These days, the world doesn’t have much respect for religion,” says Tisci, who was raised as Catholic as can be. “But to me, it’s totally fundamental. It’s nearly an obsession.” And one that stems from his childhood. “I grew up in a poor family in Italy in the 1970s. The force and energy that religion gave me…it helped me carry on no matter what. It helped me believe that everything would get better.”

Tisci doesn’t describe himself as Catholic now, per se. Religion, he believes, has become more universal and amorphous. “It is the mother, the family, it’s love, it’s work, it’s abstract,” he explains. “Yes, it can mean that you believe in God, but it doesn’t matter which god—the point is to believe in something.”

However vaguely Tisci sees his own faith, his Visionaire is Catholic with a capital C, featuring eye-popping imagery that turns a millennium of European art on its head. Housed in an unfolding wooden case that nods to the great tradition of the altarpiece, the issue doesn’t scrimp on saints, including Carine Roitfeld, appropriately venerated in a series of haunting portraits by Karl Lagerfeld. (“Religion is anything you believe in,” the Chanel designer offers.)

The rest of the issue is an exuberant visual tribute to religious tropes. The Madonna and Child are revisited by Mario Sorrenti, and while she’s not exactly Rubenesque, there’s a certain minimalist serenity about her that beguiles. Paolo Canevari and Francesco Carrozzini canonize Franca Sozzani, complete with a Giotto-like halo, while Tisci’s house model, Lea T, is reimagined by Giovanna Battaglia and Pierpaolo Ferrari as a beautiful veiled martyr in Renaissance-style couture. The Son then comes into his own as Danko and Ana Steiner and Jared Buckheister rework the crucifixion, mounting Jesus on—or is it at—a lectern. Some of the pictures are slightly less tranquil. The shoot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott of Lara Stone bound in ropes beside a burning cross conjures both Saint Joan and Mississippi Burning. But perhaps the most indelible image is that of Tisci suckling at the breast of Marina Abramovic, a woman who knows a thing or two about suffering for belief.

Carine Roitfeld, 2011. Photography Karl Lagerfeld

Makeup Peter Philips for Chanel using lace by Sophie Hallette, Paris
Hair Sam McKnight for Pantene (Premier)
Production Katherine Marre and Mighela Shama

Visionaire 60 RELIGION is out in June 2011. Click here to pre-order your copy today.
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I cannot wait to see Lara Stone's shoot. This whole thing looks fantastic. I wish I could afford it!

Not to mention, I am an absolute SUCKER for religious imagery.

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I want this issue so badly. I love it! Instantly epic issue. Bravo, Riccardo!

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I have a question.. I'm thinking about buying this Visionare, but the price.. Woof..

The little pages it has, is it all imagery or are there also like interviews and such in it?

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this edition really amaze me...can't hardly wait to see another pics

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Available for purchase now at Visionaireworld.com go and watch the video, it made me want to buy it even more. It looks amazing, reminded me of a better version of Visionaire Private, I am a sucker for limited edition photo books.

http://www.visionaireworld.com/index.php

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Guess who subcribed 2 issues of Visionaire

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^ Did you get this issue?

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I got it today, good buy I must say.
Here´s two images I scanned from it.
Arizona and Lara.

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We need a review

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i guess i'll never own a copy of visionaire...
btw is there a digital version which i can buy for less money?

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this one is from visionaire aswell

marina abramovic and riccardo himself


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