Tony Ward Suits Up in Givenchy’s New Campaign
For his men’s spring Givenchy campaign, Riccardo Tisci tapped the one-and-only Tony Ward to model for spring. Now a married father of three and actively involved in a variety of artistic pursuits, Tony Ward is perhaps best remembered as Madonna’s swarthy, consistently nude boyfriend in the early 1990s, appearing in the videos for Justify My Love and Cherish, as well as her notorious Sex book.
Tisci and photographers Mert & Marcus opted to present Ward, now 51, in a different light. Juxtaposed with model Alessio Pozzi, in head-to-toe gypsophila (baby’s breath) print, Ward is portrayed as elegant, reserved, and rather monastic in a double-breasted black suit, quite unlike his glory days as a free-loving, gay-friendly party boy.