Riccardo Tisci is no fair-weather friend. The Givenchy creative director — who counts Kanye West and Kim Kardashian among his biggest fans and closest pals — is fiercely loyal to the members of his inner circle, even when it’s not necessarily “cool” to be.
Asked about his friendships with Kimye and other stars, Tisci told Details that he surrounds himself with people he likes, regardless of their social standing or resume. And he looks for others to do the same.
“They feel that I’m not there to dress a celebrity. I dress people even when they don’t have an Oscar nomination or they don’t have an album out,” he said. “If they’re my friends, I respect them to the end. And you need to feel people stay with you because they love you, not only as an artist, but also as a human being. Look at Kanye and Kim — at the beginning I was the only one.”
The fashion designer went on to say that Kardashian, in particular, was accepted “by nobody” in the fashion community when they first became friends.