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Naomi Campbell appears in new Givenchy Jeans Campaign [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Naomi Campbell shows us why she is still a woman in demand in these hot new images for Givenchy Jeans. The legendary runway model and actress of Lee Daniels‘ “STAR” is flirting with the camera and looks absolutely “divalicious” in the black and white pictures.

She is joined by fashion’s newest sensation—Justin Levy, who serves as the other face of the iconic denim brand.  Campbell posted some of the images on her Instagram page this week with a message to Givenchy Creative Director Riccardo Tisci:

“#I love you @riccardotisci17 thank you for always pushing me out of my comfort zone for another great project…”

Check out the rest of their photos below that were shot by Luigi & Iango:

Photo Credits: OUT.com

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WATCH Alicia Keys’ Givenchy Commercial for Dahlia Divin (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Alicia Keys is a golden goddess in the new commercial for Givenchy’s Dahlia Divin. The Grammy winning singer-songwriter appears as sleeping beauty trapped in a wooden music box that is magically awakened and released into all of her Divin  glory.  Keys, who is the brand ambassador of the fragrance, also provided the dramatic vocals for the commercial.

“I’m honored to introduce the world to the newest scent by Givenchy,” Keys said in May when the news was first announced.  “Givenchy has long been one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion houses, and a personal favorite of mine.”

Take a look at the stunning visuals below and tell us what you think!

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Photo Credit: NAWO.com

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FIRST LOOK at Alicia Keys for Givenchy

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Alicia Keys looks stunning in her new ad for Givenchy.

The Grammy-winning singer, actress and HIV activist is the new face of the brand’s latest scent, Dahlia Divin. The single photo, shot by Tim Walker, is just the beginning of a full fledge campaign that also includes TV commercials that features music from Keys.

“I’m honored to introduce the world to the newest scent by Givenchy,”  Keys said in May when the news was first announced.  “Givenchy has long been one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion houses, and a personal favorite of mine.”

Riccardo Tisci, who picked the singer for the campaign, says: “Spiritually we’re a lot alike. The fashion world can make you a little soulless. So when I met him, it was nice to see that he’s really soulful.”

Congrats Alicia!

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Runway

Erykah Badu for Givenchy 2014 (PHOTOS)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

At the end of the last year, soul music singer Erykah Badu gave us  a glimpse of her new role as brand ambassador for high end fashion designer, Givenchy.

Well now the Grammy-winning performer is giving us a full view of all her fabulousness in some new photos of Givenchy’s 2014 spring and summer designs. Badu posted the images on her Facebook page with the following caption:  E.Badu for Givenchy 2014 A.D.

From ethnic-inspired head wraps to flat brimmed hats to dramatic arm and neckwear, Badu is rocking it all as only she can do and we absolutely #LOVEIT!

Check out the photos below and tell us what you think…

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Photo Credit: Facebook/Erykah Badu

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Givenchy picks Erykah Badu as 2014 Brand Ambassador for Spring-Summer Campaign

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The “high priestess of soul” is now the new face of high fashion!

Erykah Badu has been picked by Givenchy as its new Brand Ambassador for the 2014 Spring-Summer campaign. The big announcement was made yesterday by the French haute couture’s creative director Riccardo Tisci, who called the Grammy winning singer-songwriter an “icon” according to Style.com.

“Erykah, she’s an icon—come on!  She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”

Badu2.jpg56TheGrio is reporting that  Badu has already shot photos for the women’s wear collection, which has already been described as a “crash between African and Japanese cultures mixed with Haute Couture technigues.”

In addition to all the fan fare, Badu’s position as the face  of a high end fashion house is a major move for women of color who have been misrepresented on runways. Apparently, that is something that Tisci wanted to change and choosing the 40-something-year old singer was the first step in that direction.

“I discovered a lot of black girls, and I’ve been always supporting them,” he shared, adding: “At the end of the day, why are not so many black girls or Latin girls in shows? When you have an American president who is black! When I see this happening, it’s quite sad, I think. People can be so avant-garde, so advanced, but actually not, because people are still making differences between skin color.”

This is not the first time Badu has represented a major fashion brand. She was also the face for Tom Ford’s Patchouli perfume in 2008.

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Photo Sources: lifestyle.ph.msn.com and necolebitchie.com