Ciara isn't the only YBF chick who has the eye of Givenchy's head creative honcho Riccardo Tisci. He's now tapped Erykah Badu as the newest face of the luxe fashion brand. And the first pics are fabulous.
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Erykah Badu's always been a fashion icon of sorts in her own right. And we're loving that Givenchy is feelin' Ms Badu as much as we always have.
The news shook up the fashion world a bit today as Riccardo Tisci told Style.com from Paris why he chose Ms. Badu as his newest muse:
“Erykah, she’s an icon—come on! What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or beautiful women, or stylish women, or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.”
Agreed! And as for why our favorite "Bag Lady" was etched in his mind while he designed the Spring 2014 collection:
“She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”
And about the noticeable change in the fashion world's recent interest in black women:
“There was a lot of talk this season in fashion. Me, I was one of the persons who ended up not being touched by this. I discovered Joan Smalls, I discovered Maria [Borges]. I discovered a lot of black girls, and I’ve been always supporting them. For me, I grew up in a family and I grew up in a culture, an education, that we all are the same.”
"At the end of the day, why are not so many black girls or Latin girls in shows? When you have an American president who is black! When I see this happening, it’s quite sad, I think. People can be so avant-garde, so advanced, but actually not, because people are still making differences between skin color.”
Erykah, who has a current collabo track with Janelle Monae called Q.U.E.E.N", is seen in the first pics rocking a tribal inspired shirt dress and thigh high heels.
Photos: Riccardo's IG/Style.com