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Raising To A Higher Power With Riccardo Tisci
The recently unveiled Watch The Throne artwork for West's collaboration with Jay-Z comes courtesy of Givenchy design magus, Riccardo Tisci, whose bold sense of composition and evocation of the Gothic perfectly complements both rappers' flair for the dramatic and "sacred." But Kanye's been a long-time Tisci devotee, praising the designer in the media, on his blog, and representing his wares on the stage. Last year, he attracted buzz by donning Givenchy's "Jesus Is Lord" tee in concert at MTV's European Music Awards, an act that proved that 'Ye answers to no one – except those who he hails as higher powers. In this case, we're confident that includes Tisci.
By Colleen Nika