Ricardo Tisci has exited the the power fashion house Givenchy after 12 years… The French powerhouse confirmed this news exclusively with WWD….. It appears that he may cross over to Versace, it ‘s been said that they’ve been chasing him for a minute now.
According to WWD.com
The French couture house confirmed his departure exclusively to WWD, noting that his last collections were fall-winter 2017 men’s wear and fall 2017 couture, which were paraded together at the National Library of France in Paris on Jan. 20. Sources described the parting as mutual and amicable, the separation effective Jan. 31 following the expiration of his latest employment agreement.
WWD broke the news on Jan. 19 that the Milan-based house has been chasing Tisci, who has long expressed his admiration for the work of the late Gianni Versace and cultivated a close friendship with his sister Donatella, whom he invited to pose in a Givenchy ad campaign in 2015. In a statement, Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Givenchy’s parent, lauded Tisci’s accomplishments.
“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.”
For his part, Tisci said, “I have very special affection for the House of Givenchy and its beautiful teams. 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.”