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    No matter how much people in fashion think we're so cool and avant-garde, for most fashion people, creativity is quite taboo.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    I brought a lot of the codification of womenswear to menswear. Why? Because when I was a child, I was wearing women's clothes adjusted to me.
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    tags: children  child 
     
    I've always been obsessed with things that are half animal and half human - like mermaids and Minotaurs - because they are trapped in an animal body. And I felt trapped in my own life.
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    tags: animals  human  body 
     
    People's wardrobes in history are something that society and culture imposed. But sexuality is not about the way you dress.
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    When I went to England, to Saint Martins, I was traumatized, in a positive way. It was that British sense of transgression and the dark. Then when I went to Paris, I was doing couture, which everyone was saying was finished. Bullshit! For me, in the end, it was all a mixing of ingredients.
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    tags: dark  saying  positive  england 
     
    My relationship with religion is very strong because it was my hope, and it gave me two things very important in my life. It gave me the belief and it gave me a point to reach: Don't do something bad to the people next to you.
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    I try to destroy taboo in fashion-which is something I learned as a kid. I come from the street, and you have to be a survivor.
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    tags: kids 
     
    I always think about the streets because that's where I come from and that's where I'm going to die one day. That is my life.
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    tags: die 
     
    I hate vulgarity. I hate vulgarity even though it attracts me - and it attracts me very much. I love all that is transgressive or vulgar. But in my opinion, it has to reach a limit that is always a little surreal and never becomes in your face.
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    tags: hate  opinion 
     
    My life has changed financially and I have a name, but I try to never forget people on my journey.
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    tags: people  journey 
     
    I am interested in beauty when it has something special and mysterious.
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    tags: beauty 
     
    What I very much admire about the Versace maison, and what I am still trying to learn to do myself as I am still young, is that from day one until today, Versace is the peak of sexy but never crosses that red line into the vulgar.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: young  learn  sexy 
     
    Religion and love don't have a price, don't have a gender, a skin color, nothing. We are all on the same plate.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: gender 
     
    I like when a man has one strong accessory. If it's a watch, it has to be major. If you have strong shoes, it should just be the shoes. I don't like when a man is overdone-that's just bad taste. Coco Chanel was always saying you have to watch yourself in the mirror, put on a lot of things, and then take them off. I think it should be that way for men as well.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: men  bad  saying  strong 
     
    I'm very faithful to myself. When you do things that are true it just comes out quite instinctively.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: true 
     
    I love hip-hop and R&B. People always say, "You are dark, you make dark dresses. You probably only love The Cure or Diamanda Galás." I love Diamanda Galás, but I also love Madonna, Beyoncé, and Courtney Love. They are all from different worlds, but they all evoke emotions in me. I am someone who needs emotions and needs to transmit them. If that weren't the case, I'd be better off changing professions.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    Anything I do, I do with my heart. This is why I sometimes get very upset or sometimes get very personal when I'm working.
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    tags: heart  personal 
     
    To leave Italy at 17 without money and go to a country like England is very rare; Italians stay with the family until 30, 35. But I couldn't stand to live in this box anymore. I was getting bigger, and the box was getting smaller.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: live  money  england 
     
    For me, darkness is something very beautiful.
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    I think that's what you and I have in common, Donatella Versace, that careful balance. It makes me proud to be an Italian. In the end, I am proud to do what I do.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: balance 
     
    My definition of beauty is something between extremely ugly and extremely fantastic.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: beauty  definition 
     
    Black is always elegant. It is the most complete colour in the whole world, made of all the colours in the palette.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: world  black 
     
    Seduction is about intelligence and wit. Someone who makes me laugh has every chance to seduce me.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    When I was young, especially when I was at school, I thought couture was about big gowns, big hats (that is couture as well, of course) - but my couture is about going near the clothes and having a look at the details. I like people to have a shock in a chic way.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: people  thoughts  young  school 
     
    In prêt-à-porter now we understandably need to make the collection satisfy the big market more, so couture is extra special.
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    In the beginning, to be honest I was super-scared. I turned up and took a step back and said, 'I am here to learn,' and I feel the same today. I've got only to learn from these people because they have been doing couture for 30 or 40 years, so I keep learning every season.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: people  learn  learning  year 
     
    Couture is emotion. Couture is freedom. Couture is not thinking about pricing and not thinking about craziness. You can do whatever you want to do in couture.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    One thing my mom didn't want any of us to do was to cry or to complain about life. Every day and night, even when we didn't have much food, we would pray together. And that for me was a beautiful moment. The fact of being poor didn't really hurt me.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: food  hurt  beautiful  moment  night  poor  facts  pray 
     
    My great strength, which I very much believe in, is family. For me, family doesn't simply mean components of DNA. I mean family in the sense of siblings. My mom and my sisters are the energy and inspiration in my life.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: believe  energy  strength  dna 
     
    I had only two girlfriends. I didn't have many friends because I was staying at home and dreaming - drawing and dreaming.
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    tags: friends  dreaming 
     
    I didn't know I was going to become a designer; I was going to become a successful person, but I really wanted to be free.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: people  successful 
     
    I love art and music more than I love fashion, to be honest.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: fashion  music 
     
    For me, fashion is a job. I love it. It's my passion. But the most important thing for me in general is life.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: fashion  job  passion 
     
    I didn't invent hot water. But when I approach menswear, I do it in a very honest way. And my menswear and womenswear are very similar, in the sense that I put men in leggings and lace shirts.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: men  water  invent 
     
    I think my heart is in a very good place. And I think this is why I'm achieving what I've been asking to do in the universe for so long.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: heart  universe 
     
    I was lucky. From the time I was a little, I was always surrounded by women, and I am very attracted to the feminine world, because I love the strength and romanticism, which in the end, you can find in my style.
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    tags: time  women  world  strength 
     
    Couture was only for rich people. Givenchy was for rich people. A bag cost 5,000 euro; a coat cost 10,000 euro. In the beginning, I couldn't react. I was just working like a machine, because I wanted to make the house happy.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: people  machine 
     
    Couture is more your own world, they come and buy head-to-toe ­ - they buy the jewelry, bags, coats, dresses, bodies underneath.... But couture is not dead ­ - it's taken another shape.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: world  body 
     
    I've got what I want, and I've got the luck to express myself and to be paid and to do what I do as a creative person.
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: people  luck  creative 
     
    Even at the beginning when I arrived at Givenchy, there were certainly people who supported me, but not everyone loved me. They were saying, "Why an Italian who acts Gothic?" Never mind the fact that Italy is one of the main exhibitors of Gothic art in the world. But it was like, "No, Italians should only do sexy!"
    — Riccardo Tisci
    tags: people  world  saying  facts  mind 
     
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