Riccardo Tisci, the man behind the intricate, gorgeously sexy and oft-copied designs at Givenchy is leaving the couture house after 12 years as its Creative Director.
Givenchy will not hold a runway show during Paris Fashion Week later this month. His final collections were Menswear and Haute Couture Spring 2017.
During his time at the label, Tisci has brought a darker, gothic vibe to Givenchy that has made the brand cult-like with big names on the hip-hop scene like Rihanna, Usher, Pusha T and, perhaps most famously, Kanye West. Not only did Tisci design the bride and groom outfits for West’s wedding with Kim Kardashian, but he also produced the album and single artwork for Yeezy and Jay Z’s 2011 album Watch the Throne.
Rumours are now circulating about what his next move will be – the most popular being that he’s set to take the reigns at Versace.
We’ve said a lot of farewells to renowned creative directors in the past two years, leaving the likes of Dior, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chloé, and more.
Givenchy wrote on Instagram: “The House of Givenchy applauds Riccardo Tisci’s vision that led to a very successful twelve-year partnership. We warmly thank him for his outstanding contribution to our beautiful ongoing story ❤️”