OFTEN THE CREATIVITY OF THE DESIGNER IS REFLECTED IN AN ICON, A MUSE THAT ACCOMPANIES THE CREATION OF HIS COLLECTIONS
For Riccardo Tisci, the creative director of Givenchy, such a muse is Mariacarla Boscono.
The duo is inseparable and together they create a world in which the freedom and the emancipation of women remain the fulcrum of Tisci’s creation.
Also for the Sardinian designer Antonio Marras the ex supermodel Benedetta Barzini embodies timeless elegance and the harmony of an unquestioned beauty in which the facets of the brand are perfectly represented.
Very recently the young Lily Rose Depp, whose mom Vanessa Paradis had posed for the maison Chanel, has become the main point of reference for the creative director Karl Lagerfeld.
These relationships are simply akin personalities, images and facets that intersect each others and that can tie the view of the creative designer to his point of reference, who knows how to interpret every single creation like no one else.
Among the other bonds that connect designers to style icons the relationship between Jean Paul Gaultier and Madonna is definitely one of the longest. The designer often created several costumes specifically for Madonna in her tours, accompanying the star several years long by her career.
You can call elective affinities, mentioned by Göethe, those features which are able to to tie a muse and a designer in a symbiotic relationship and mutual inspiration. The look of the designer finds the perfection in a single figure that can interpret his language through an irreplaceable key.
Text by Luisa Pagani