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From Transsexuals to Albinos, Givenchy Pushes The Envelope

Dec 13, 2010 By Vaneza

We absolutely love Riccardo Tisci and the risks he has recently taken in regards to the casting of his models for Givenchy. This past season, he cast Lea T., a transsexual which created buzz and attention around the brand. Now, according to WWD, Tisci has chosen to push the model envelope even further with the casting of newcomer albino model, Stephen Thompson for the next Spring-Summer campaign. The black and white images were shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and feature the handsome Thompson with Givenchy regulars like Daphne Groenevald, Iris Strubegger and Mariacarla Boscono. The ads are set to debut in the January issue of L’Uomo Vogue and then transition into American publications in the early Spring. So what does Tisci have to say about the ad and his decision? He recently explained that he’s long admired albino people, reflected in the pale flesh tones that are recurrent in his fashions. “They’re very near my world,” he stated.

Team MyFDB is giving major kudos to Tisci who is slowly, but surely redefining model beauty in the fashion industry, and all for the better!

[Images via WWD & Googles Images]

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