Riccardo Tisci is exiting Givenchy after 12 years in the role of creative director, as rumours intensify that the designer will join Versace.
Tisci is reported to have left the LVMH-owned couture house on January 31 when his contract ended. His last collection for Givenchy was shown in January at Couture Week in Paris. As a result of his departure, the brand will not hold a runway show during Paris Fashion Week.
“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,” said Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH in a statement.
“I have very special affection for the House of Givenchy and its beautiful teams,” Tisci added. “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.”
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