VIP Boutique of the Week: MINT!
When I was about 19, I’d religiously sing along with her major hit Tyrone. Now, 15 years later, it’s not her golden voice that strikes me, but her fierce look and strong physique: yes ma’am, 42 year old neo-soulsinger Erykah Badu is the new face of Givenchy’s Spring 2014 collection, a line which celebrates Asian and African influences.
She was chosen by Riccardo Tisci himself, creative director at the 61 year old fashion house. How that happened? He called her one day and asked if she’d be interested. And she said yes.
“She’s an icon, come on!” Tisci said. “She is one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the campaign, and here’s a first look on their magic work. Like! [EH]