Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director of Givenchy, turns 40 today. The designer kicked off his birthday celebrations last week in Ibiza with a star-studded party. Guests included Naomi Campbell, Jared Leto, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and, rather surprisingly, Justin Bieber…who allegedly managed to get Orlando Bloom barred from the event. The gifts have already started rolling in, from Beats by Dre's 24 carat gold headphones, to a salacious 'Gram from Kim Kardashian, to a performance by Kanye West that Tisci called "the best present of my life."
After four decades of a full life and an already legendary career , Riccardo Tisci has cemented himself in the canon of fashion and pop culture. But just because he's one of the few fashion designers enjoying the limelight as fully as an A-list celebrity doesn't mean you know all that there is to know. So, to celebrate the talents of Tisci on his birthday, we cobbled together a list of facts you may not have known. Whether you fancy yourself a Tisci encyclopedia or are just getting to know the man, click through 40 Things You Didn't Know About Riccardo Tisci. Happy birthday, Riccardo!