Kanye and Riccardo Tisci

Why you should know about him: Riccardo Tisci is well-known in the fashion world as the Creative Director of Givenchy, but he's recently shown the world the greater depth of his design skills. He did an interesting collaboration with Kehinde Wiley for his May 2012 painting exhibit, An Economy of Grace, where he designed all of the dresses that Wiley painted on his subjects.

He designed Kanye and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne album packaging and cover, including the single covers for "H.A.M.," "Otis," and "N*ggas in Paris." He also designed the T-shirts that Kanye and Jay-Z wore on tour.

"I design everything with my team, which is fantastic and small. I design by look...I very much have my feet on the ground, and I know what I want, but there is also a side of me which is a little softer, still a little bit of a boy who has not grown up and who listens a lot."

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