RICCARDO TISCI EXITS GIVENCHY
After 12 years of high-charged and buzzy tenure, Riccardo Tisci has resigned from Givenchy, the storied couture house founded by Hubert De Givenchy in 1952.
His departure fuels speculation that he is headed to Versace, where he has a strong friendship with Donatella and is a great admirer of Gianni’s work.
At the moment, there is no indication on a successor at the house, which is owned by of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Among Tisci’s high-wattage customers are Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Beyoncé, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Ciara and Kanye West.
According to WWD, some of Tisci’s potential successors are Hedi Slimane, Alber Elbaz, Peter Dundas, Clare Waight Keller, Rodolfo Paglialunga and Peter Copping, plus hot ticket Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing.
On his Instagram account, Tisci wrote “a giant heartfelt thank you to Givenchy, LVMH, my incredible team, the magical atelier and everyone who made these 93 collections possible and all the other crazy adventures. The love and support, in the day and night, will forever remain in my heart.”
After John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Julien Macdonald, Tisci brought buzz, irreverence and heat to the storied label, also upping the desirability of its accessories. His creative whim was fueled by the streets, the club scene, sexual prowess, all ingredients that turned him into one of the most influential and inventive designers on the scene. Ultimately, Givenchy’s revenues increased more than sixfold during his tenure, reaching sales of 500 million euros, according to WWD.