Riccardo Tisci Leaves Givenchy

The Italian fashion designer is exiting Givenchy after 12 great years at the storied Paris house as creative director
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Riccardo Tisci has left his role as creative director at Givenchy after more than a decade, the French couture house announced this morning. And rumours has it that the Italian designer is headed home, to Versace.

Givenchy’s Fall 2017 menswear collection and Spring 2017 Haute Couture collection were his last works for the Parisian label. WWD, which confirmed Tisci’s depature, reported that Givenchy will not stage runway show on March 5 during Paris Fashion Week. The fashion trade journal also stated that the French label’s Fall 2017 women’s collection will be designed by the studio and sold to retailers in its Paris showroom as usual.

“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 Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Givenchy’s parent.

Weeks before Tisci’s exit announcement, there were already speculations that the Italian designer is headed to Versace – WWD reported that the Milan-based house has been chasing Tisci, who is close friends with the legendary Donatella Versace.

See Givenchy SS17 runway show below, and stay tuned for updates.

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