Riccardo Tisci has left Givenchy
After 12 years at the French fashion house, Tisci might be heading to Versace
Riccardo Tisci, creative director of Givenchy has left the couture brand. Tisci had a major hand in creating the edgy sexiness that is synonymous with Givenchy and his clientele list that includes the Kardashians (he designed Kim's wedding dress for her nuptials with Kanye), Beyoncé and Meryl Streep. He showed his last collections for the brand (AW17 menswear and spring couture) just last month in Paris.
On his departure from Givenchy, he said, "I have a very special affection for the House of Givenchy and its beautiful teams. I want to thank the LVMH Group [Givenchy's parent company] and [chairman and CEO] Monsieur Bernard Arnault for giving me the platform to express my creativity over the years. I now wish to focus on my personal interests and passions."
Rumour has it that Tisci might be switching over to Versace, with many stating that the Milan-based house has long been coveting him. As of right now, Givenchy has not named a successor, and it will not stage a runway show at Paris Fashion Week in March. However, it seems that some of Tisci's final designs may be worn on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards and Academy Awards later this month.
We're excited to see what's next for him!