Riccardo Tisci Leaves Givenchy After 12 Years
Riccardo Tisco has left Givenchy after 12 years as its creative director. The Italian fashion designer has dressed the who’s who of Hollywood’s A-list and is a celebrity favorite, having created some of the most talked about red carpet looks during his tenure at the brand’s helm.
“A giant heartfelt thank you to #givenchy, #lvmh, my incredible team, the magical atelier and everyone who made these 93 collections possible and all the other crazy adventures,” Tisci wrote in statement posted on his Instagram account. “Your love and support, in the day and in the night, will forever remain in my heart. #love #givenchy #forever”
Sources have described the parting as “mutual and amicable,” according to WWD.
“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,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH, said in a statement. “I would like to warmly thank him for his core contribution to the house’s development.”
LVMH owns the French Haute Couture House which was founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy, who designed the iconic little black dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Tisci’s departure is the latest shake-up in an industry that has seen several luxury brands switch up their designers over the past year, including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta, Chloé, Jil Sander, Ermenegildo Zegna, Roberto Cavalli, Marni, Salvatore Ferragamo and Carven.
Givenchy confirmed to WWD that his final collections for the house were shown on January 20 during Paris Fashion Week.
Tisci’s successor has yet to be announced, but WWD reports that he could be headed to Versace.