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Givenchy's Tisci teams up with Jay-Z and Kanye West

July 19, 2011 |  6:41 pm

While Kanye West is rumored to be putting the finishing touches on his first runway collection to show during New York Fashion Week, his pal Riccardo Tisci, creative director of Givenchy, is taking his skills to the music arena.

Tisci designed the album artwork, above, for "Watch the Throne," the upcoming collaborative album by West and Jay-Z debuting Aug. 1.


Tisci has been exhibiting quite the artist's touch lately, designing the fierce-looking, repeating panther prints in the women's fall-winter 2011 collection, above right, and the slightly sinister-looking birds of paradise prints in the men's spring-summer 2012 collection, above left, shown in June. 

--Booth Moore


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Top photo of Riccardo Tisci's album artwork for "Watch the Throne." Courtesy of Givenchy. Middle photos: A look from Givenchy's men's spring-summer 2012 show. Credit: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images. A look from the Givenchy women's autumn-winter 2011 show. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter/For The Times.