The Muse Matters, Erykah Badu for Givenchy

Yaaas. I am all the way here for this merge of cultural whimsy. It’s about time that Erykah Badu is some fashion designer’s muse. Ricardo Ticsi has chosen the singer who arguably popularized neo-soul as the face of his 2014 campaign. 

“Tisci had known Badu slightly but had never worked with her. Still, he said, he’d had her image in the back of his mind when he was designing the Spring 2014 collection, a mash-up of African and Japanese influences. “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life,” he said. “She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”

More of this in the fashion industry please. Yes, everyone already knows that Black women are exotic, but let are unique noses, wide mouths and big eyes be things of the mainstream beauty. Here. For. It.

– A