Givenchy Casts Albino Model Stephen Thompson

Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci has done it again, following up his groundbreaking fall campaign, featuring transsexual model Lea T., by casting albino model Stephen Thompson for the spring. Tisci told WWD he’s always admired albino people, saying, “They’re very near my world.” Tisci also revealed that the idea for his latest collections—and the campaign—dovetailed from a Robert Mapplethorpe photo of an alabaster Roman bust atop a stretch of leopard-print fabric.

The new Givenchy campaign, shot by Mert and Marcus, will debut in magazines in January.

image Lea T. in Givenchy’s fall campaign.

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