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Proud Catholic Riccardo Tisci Set To Take John Galliano’s Dior Job

Riccardo Tisci, the Givenchy creative director who put trans model Lea T. on the map, has left his spot there and is expected to take over Dior from the anti-Semitic clutches of gay designer John Galliano. And while it would be ridiculous to assume Tisci share’s Galliano’s views on Jews, he certainly isn’t afraid to credit his Catholic upbringing for his collections: “Religion is big part of my DNA and collection was about my Catholic(ism) and every other religion in a way.”

By:           Max Simon
On:           Mar 9, 2011
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  • 3 Comments
    • Red Meat
      Red Meat

      “Religion is big part of my DNA” this is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

      Mar 9, 2011 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy
      Andy

      “Religion is big part of my DNA and collection was about my Catholic(ism) and every other religion in a way.”

      So the clothes don’t exist and they’re all naked?

      Mar 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BDinUK
      BDinUK

      Is the suggestion here that we should be upset about this? Tisci is clearly not anti-gay at all. How is this any different from Madonna being influenced by her Catholic upbringing in the “Like A Prayer” video or her crucifix fashion phase? If we’re going to reject anything influenced by Christian symbolism/iconography, then that’s rejecting much of western culture and art.

      Plenty of artists were brought up in religious settings, later rejected the ideology, but continued to be influenced by the stories and symbolism.

      Also, there are, admittedly small, groups of openly gay, practicing Catholics pushing for reform within the church.

      Let’s not be so quick to judge here.

      Mar 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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