Creative Director of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci is celebrating his 10th year at the French fashion house this year, and in regards to this, he’s granted i-D an exclusive interview for the publication’s 35th anniversary, also commemorating the milestone with a limited edition cover. Tisci who is a modern icon today, is known for his deep and dark designs, and he gathered a lot of criticisms with misconceptions about this. “Everybody says I’m the king of darkness, the king of goth,” he says. “But at the end of the day I’m quite a sweet dreamer. I’m obsessed with cartoons and romance,” reminding us of his use of cartoon characters, most notably in the Bambi-adorned apparel.” From his first spring/summer 06 collection for Givenchy, with its body-skimming, 80s-indebted white forms, to the most recent autumn/winter 15 Victorian chola collection, Tisci has been consistent and specialized in the polarity of light and dark, he has been able to shoot his vision for Givenchy to the forefront of fashion. Proceed to i-D for more about the designer and his amazing work at the fashion powerhouse.