Erykah Badu is the new face of the luxury French brand Givenchy. 

"Erykah, she's an icon--come on!" designer Riccardo Tisci told by phone from Paris. "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."

Tisci said he worked with Badu's image in mind on the brand's Spring 2014 line, which is influenced by African and Japanese styles. You can read more at