In an interview with the March issue of Details Magazine, Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci opens up about his ten year time at the brand and dressing people because they are his friends, and not because it is cool. You may remember that before Kim got the Vogue stamp of approval, not many top labels wanted to dress her.
“I dress people even when they don’t have an Oscar nomination or they don’t have an album out,” he told Details. “If they’re my friends, I respect them to the end…Look at Kanye and Kim – at the beginning, I was the only one. And she’s a sweet girl. And Kanye and me, we did it together. Every designer is dying to dress her now. I didn’t care what people thought about Kim. In the beginning, I met her because of my respect for Kanye, and then I liked her a lot and we became friends. I got killed because of this. But I didn’t care.”
He also goes on to say, “That is a friend, you see. And this is why, when they got married, they asked me to dress them. They say, ‘You’ve always been with us. You’ve been a real friend.’ If I like somebody, I like somebody. If I don’t like somebody, I don’t like somebody.”