It’s official — Riccardo Tisci is leaving Givenchy, after 12 years as Creative Director. During his tenure, the Italian designer completely reinvented and modernized the French fashion house with his edgy aesthetic. Tisci confirmed to WWD, Thursday afternoon, that he is stepping down from the role.
“I have very special affection for the House of Givenchy and its beautiful teams,” he told WWD 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.”
Tisci amicably terminated his employment with Givenchy, effective January 31. His Fall 2017 menswear collection and Spring 2017 Haute Couture collection — shown together on the runway in Paris, last month — were his final offerings for the label.
He is thought to be joining Milan-based brand, Versace — though nothing has been confirmed.