Alicia Keys Covers Madame Figaro; Styles In Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy Clothes

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Mega pop star Alicia Keys is covering the latest issue of Madame Figaro. For this issue which was lensed by Nico, the Grammy Award winning singer styles in Riccardo Tisci‘s Givenchy clothes. Styling was courtesy of Cecile Martin. 

In the interview, Keys talks about how she was chosen by Givenchy perfumes to be the house’s ambassador, her models and style icons, discovering another side of her personality through fashion, being raised by her mother and grandmother with strong principles of love and respect, the things she enjoys doing in Paris, and her new album which is being co-produced by Pharrell Williams.

Below are some highlights:

On how she was chosen by Givenchy perfumes to be the house's ambassador:
Other stars of music, BeyoncĂ© Lady Gaga, launching their own line of perfumes. You preferred to be the ambassador of a large house . How were you chosen by Givenchy perfumes ? Alicia Keys. - This idea came gradually , through my friend Riccardo Tisci , the creative director of Givenchy. We met there four years. It was immediately understood and appreciated ... . On two occasions, wecollaborated for the ball from the Met Gala in New York, and Riccardo me also drew a holding bewildering scene for the 10th anniversary of the release of Songs in A Minor. When Givenchy asked me to be the faceof Dahlia Divine, I did not hesitate . All the spirit of this house is found in the fragrance , including the idea of ​​an assertive femininity crossbred force. This fragrance speaks to me.

On who is her models and style icons:

The English singer Sade Adu is the ultimate symbol of grace and timeless elegance . Nina Simone also inspires me, forever. She was fiercely itself and defied public opinion. Today we tend to suffer the opinions and prejudices of others , whether our surroundings, our companion , our employer , or more generally the company or the media. It suggests a compliance picture to be "acceptable". It is oppressive. Nina Simone , she said over and over again : "I am what I am , take it or leave it. " It is a model . She constantly reminds me of the need to be me!

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.