Riccardo Tisci Has Left Givenchy

Beloved star designer Riccardo Tisci has left his role as creative director of Givenchy after heading the French fashion house for 12 years, as rumours intensify that the designer will join Versace.

His final show for the brand took place on January 20, when he combined Haute Couture and menswear on the same runway. During his time at Givenchy, Tisci revived the house for a new generation of luxury consumers.

"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.”

LVMH said in a statement that the new creative organisation of Givenchy will be announced at a later date. Several high-profile designers are rumoured to be on the shortlist including Hedi Slimane, who left Saint Laurent last year, and Clare Weight Keller, who announced last week that she would be leaving Chloé and Olivier Rousteing, currently at Balmain.

-Devashree Goenka