Erykah Badu's Baduizm is one of my favourite albums of all time, with a couple of tracks in my most played songs for over a decade since my very first iTunes. I'm pleased to see that the unique American singer has been chosen by Riccardo Tisci for the Spring/ Summer 2014 Givenchy campaign, also featuring Angolian model Maria Borges, newcomer black model Riley and new girl on the scene, restauranteur Michael Chow's beautiful 17 year old daughter, Asia Chow. It's great to see such a multicultural campaign.
shot by Mert and Marcus
Tisci has always chosen a balanced mix of women for his catwalk shows and campaigns, using models Grace Mahary, Dalianah Arekion and Daniela Braga in the past and Joan Smalls, who he discovered. On the neo-soul singer, the Italian designer said “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life and she’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colours.”