This isn’t the first time Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci has hung from the creative teat of Marina Abramović. Aside from literally doing that for a Visionaire shoot, the two work together very often.
Marina featured next to Kate Moss in Givenchy’s Spring 2013 campaign. Riccardo designed the costumes for Marina’s ballet dancers. And, in a documentary about her retrospective at MoMA, Marina credits the Givenchy haute couture studios as the exact place she really became a solo artist.
For Givenchy’s SS16 womenswear collection, Marina Abramović will have input as art director. The show will take place in New York, rather than Givenchy’s usual Paris, on September 11. Considering the sensitive date, and Marina’s ability to bend human emotion with a single eyeball, the show is expected to be intense and special. Tisci told WWD, “It’s a delicate day for America, and so the show is going to be a celebration of family and love.”
Not to reveal anything more about the show, Tisci added, “She’s going to help me to art direct the show. It’s going to be very interesting.” Indeed.