We speak to Mariacarla about returning to Givenchy – with baby Marialucas in tow
Mariacarla Boscono is one of the faces from the Dazed fashion team's always and forever board. That's to say she has an enduring look and personality that continues to shine, year after year. A part of Riccardo Tisci's world since the designer presented guerilla shows in Milan under his own name, featuring supermodels BMXing in tulle gowns and life-size crucifixes, when he took the reins at Givenchy in 2005 Boscono went with him, becoming an ambassador on catwalks and in campaigns from ready-to-wear to the first Tisci-directed fragrance, Dahlia Noir. Giving birth to daughter Marialucas last August, after a few months' time out Boscono is back to reclaim her throne at the Paris house, lensed by Mert & Marcus in the SS13 campaign alongside Kate Moss, Marina Abramovic, matador Jose Maria Manzanares and artist Jared Buckhiester. We spoke to Boscono about life since Marialucas – and discovered she's a natural on set.
Dazed Digital: How has motherhood affected your outlook?
Mariacarla Boscono: Now everything makes sense.
DD: You're back as the face of Givenchy, with Marialucas. Has the dynamic changed at all?
Mariacarla Boscono: It is always an honour and a pleasure to work with Riccardo, not just because he is my best friend but also because he is an incredibly talented artist. Of course this time my focus was on Marialucas. I was curious to see how she was going to react. But Mert and Marcus are exceptional people. They are already like family to her. So she was totally content of her iconic role, actually so content that when I had to feed her I had to bring her back on set... She couldn’t be away from the set.
DD: You have a special relationship with Riccardo. Were you best friends instantly?
Mariacarla Boscono: We were best friends at first sight. And we hold each other's hands always, in personal life and work. We have millions of amazing stories; from family reunions to incredible vacations. Every day is an adventure for us. We enjoy life and each other’s company.
DD: Would you encourage Marialucas if she wanted to model in the future?
Mariacarla Boscono: I'll encourage Marialucas in any dreams she will have. But I think she has too much of a wild soul to go into modelling. We'll see.
Photography Mert & Marcus