After twelve years at the helm of Givenchy, famed designer Riccardo Tisci has just confirmed his exit from the French fashion house. Givenchy has also confirmed that Tisci’s last collections were January’s Fall/Winter 2017 men’s collection and Fall 2017 couture pieces. Furthermore, it has been told by sources that the departure was “mutual and amicable,” and has been effective since January 31.
“The chapter Riccardo Tisci has written with the house of Givenchy over the last 12 years represents an incredible vision to sustain its continuous success, and I would like to warmly thank him for his core contribution to the house’s development,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Givenchy’s parent company, stated.
Riccardo Tisci also stated, “I have very special affection for the House of Givenchy and its beautiful teams. I want to thank the LVMH group and 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.”
It’s unclear where both parties will go from here, although rumor has it that Tisci will be moving to Versace. There’s been a lot of talk about Versace courting Tisci for an undefined role alongside longtime friend and muse, Donatella Versace — possibly for the house’s Versus sub-label. Stay tuned for more updates.