How Riccardo Tisci defined a golden age at Givenchy
February 7, 2017
"Tisci’s Givenchy has seen several incarnations. When he first arrived at the house, his aesthetic was pure goth, as epitomised by long term muse and friend, the model Mariacarla Boscono. Tisci’s first collection saw her in black, floor length, witch-y gowns, while other girls got to wear latex headpieces, intricately crafted leather jackets, and many layered tulle skirts. The designer’s preferred look, a strange and sexed up romanticism, was established from his very first outing. From there, he’s been able to play many variations on the theme, from drowned sailor goths, to tribal goths, to Catholic goths, to urban goths, to well, goth goths. It’s not like he invented the colour but, thanks in no small part to Tisci, we’ve spent another good decade in black."