Riccardo Tisci + Visionaire

Visionaire is a multi-format album of fashion and art produced in exclusive numbered limited editions. Published 3 times a year, Visionaire features a different theme and format with each issue. Artists work in collaboration with Visionaire to produce their personal interpretation on a certain theme. Visionaire issue #60 goes on religion, being guest-edited by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci.

Tisci grew up in Italy and has a strong Catholic background – we feel it everywhere in his work, in all his fashion statements. With the Visionaire collaboration, he pushed the boundaries even more. Reenacting various biblical scenes for the Visionaire photo spreads, he re-defines the key religious moments in his personal way – a fashionable way. Madonna and Child, the Pietà, martyrs and saints, the Marriage and the Funeral are all there, featuring famous dramatis personae, like Lea T, Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono, Christina Ricci, Marina Abramovic etc. Not to mention the photographers involved: Inez & Vinoodh, Mert & Marcus, Pierpaolo Ferrari, Mario Testino etc.

The book comes bundled up in a wooden box, meant to evoke an altarpiece, and costs $495 – exclusive indeed! Contemporary black & white moods, dramatic styling, designers, photographers, models and celebrities  – to me, it looks like a delicious sample for the vanity of fashion.

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