After holding the title of creative director for 12 years and 93 collections later, Riccardo Tisci has left the LVMH-owned fashion house of Givenchy. The Italian designer has been credited with resurrecting and transforming the fashion house with his edgy, sensual collections and has made it into one of LVMH’s most successful luxury brands, sitting next to Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Céline.
“I have very special affection for the House of Givenchy and its beautiful teams,” Tisci said in a statement. “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.”
In the past year alone, fashion houses Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Marni, Lanvin, Chloé, Jil Sander, Ermenegildo Zegna, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Carven have all experienced changes within their creative direction – and now Givenchy joins that list. With such a heavy shake-up in the fashion world, strong expectations of these new arrangements have been made and the bar set higher than ever before. (It seems that now these heavy changes are quickly becoming the new norm.)
Though it has been rumored that Tisci will join Versace, news of his successor at Givenchy has not yet been released.
These past 12 years have been a blessing! I love you & I am so grateful for every moment! ??Great things are coming! https://t.co/J2VqO1JQLx
— Riccardo Tisci (@ricardotisci) February 2, 2017
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