m/m (paris) presents THE GIVENCHY FILES
the definitive archive of invitations and graphic works
inspired by the collections of riccardo tisci
2007 — 2012
art by M/M (PARIS) foreword by OLIVIER ZAHM ‘These elegant invitations, dark, tortured, mysterious, erotic, surrealistic,
are a sort of thumbing of the nose at current fashion images.’
64 pages | 45 plates in full color with gold and silver inks | 13.5 × 9 inches
hardbound | obi-strip | numbered edition of 1 500 copies
isbn 978-2-918392-04-0 | france: 45€
M/M Books are available from shop.mmparis.com and selected bookstores.
One day in spring 2003, a young man called Riccardo Tisci stopped by the studio
of M/M (Paris) to buy a couple of their Alphabet posters he was admiring.
Two years later as the newly appointed creative director for Givenchy,
Tisci invited M/M to develop an ever-expanding visual langage for the revered
fashion house. Invitation cards for his fashion shows have become a space of visual
experimentations through which M/M freely express Tisci’s inspirations.
‘Hyper-chic propaganda, imperceptible appeals, juvenile graffiti, interweaving dark
choruses and hypothetical calculations of the imaginary’, as described
by Olivier Zahm, these invitations for the women, men and haute couture collections
of Givenchy are gathered for the first time in this publication, celebrating this
fertile collaboration — an original and rare happening in fashion imagery - that is still going strong.