Designer Riccardo Tisci. Photo: Instagram
After twelve years as Givenchy’s creative director, Italian designer Riccardo Tisci exits the brand. WWD confirmed the news earlier today after some speculation. The fashion world has also been buzzing with rumors that Tisci will take over for Donatella Versace. The pair even posed together in Givenchy’s fall 2015 campaign showing their close relationship. Along with the news of Tisci’s departure, Givenchy will not have a runway show during its usual spot at Paris fashion week in March. A successor has not been named at this time.
“I have very special affection for the House of Givenchy and its beautiful teams,” Tisci says in an official statement. “I want to thank the LVMH Group and Monsieur Bernard Arnault for giving me the platform to express my creativity over the years.” In addition, he reveals, “I now wish to focus on my personal interests and passions.”
RICCARDO TISCI LEAVES GIVENCHY
Riccardo Tisci and Donatella Versace pose in Givenchy Fall 2015 Campaign