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Andre 3000, Common, and Jay Electronica have all waxed poetic about the first lady of neo-soul Erykah Badu.. and now Riccardo Tisci can be added to that list. The designer has tapped Badu to be the face of his next campaign — and it’s a choice that’s as refreshing as it is unexpected.
Say you what you want about Kim Kardashian, there’s no arguing that she’s a beautiful canvas to work with. Her exotic countenance and curvy physique are unrivaled, and Carine Roitfeld is smart enough to look past the celebrity and just create art. The storied French editor tapped fellow Kardashian advocate Riccardo Tisci for art direction and Karl Lagerfeld as photographer and created a fashion story in which the pregnant star exhibits alternative maternity wear.
We certainly weren’t the only ones who put Kim Kardashian on our worst dressed lists after Monday night’s Met Gala. After all, let’s be honest: the sofa memes practically made themselves. But designer Riccardo Tisci is sticking staunchly by his vision, telling WWD that the floral, formfitting, custom Givenchy gown was the perfect mix of romance and rebellion and that Kardashian was “the most beautiful pregnant woman” he has ever dressed.