Caught between her home in Dallas and her sold-out gigs in Brazil, Erykah Badu is currently in Paris; where she was recently announced as the new face of Givenchy’s Spring 2014 collection.
Handpicked by Riccardo Tisci himself, Badu was chosen because of her unique look and style. “He told me he really wanted to work with me because he had a special campaign he designed for me. He sent me some of the photos, and I was super-honored; I didn’t take it for granted. Fashion is my thing, and I am a big fan of Riccardo’s — not just because of his amazing eye, but because of his spirit, what he wanted. He wants to give models of color an opportunity, and he chose me as the face for that campaign because he told me I fit what he wanted to represent” – Badu.