Neo-soul icon Erykah Badu has been tapped by the brand Givenchy to model for their spring campaign. Riccardo Tisci, the fashion house head, is no stranger to working with music artists—recall, for one, the elaborate artwork he designed for
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Check out his statement to Style.com on their choice to bring the soulful diva on board below.

“Erykah, she’s an icon—come on! What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or beautiful women, or stylish women, or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.” “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.”