For the March issue of Details Magazine, Givenchy‘s Creative Director Riccardo Tisci opens up about his relationship with polarizing reality television star Kim Kardashian. Prior to appearing on the cover of Vogue last year with baby North and husband Kanye West, there weren’t too many designers that openly wanted to work with her.  Riccardo Tisci on the other hand was not one of those designers and he suffered for it.  He tells Details:

“I dress people even when they don’t have an Oscar nomination or they don’t have an album out,” he is quoted by Details. “If they’re my friends, I respect them to the end…Look at Kanye and Kim – at the beginning, I was the only one. And she’s a sweet girl. And Kanye and me, we did it together. Every designer is dying to dress her now. I didn’t care what people thought about Kim. In the beginning, I met her because of my respect for Kanye, and then I liked her a lot and we became friends. I got killed because of this. But I didn’t care.”

He goes on to say: “That is a friend, you see. And this is why, when they got married, they asked me to dress them. They say, ‘You’ve always been with us. You’ve been a real friend.’ If I like somebody, I like somebody. If I don’t like somebody, I don’t like somebody.”  Head over to Details to check out the full feature and pick up the March issue on newsstands now.