Breaking: Riccardo Tisci Exits Givenchy

BY Lauren Alexis Fisher / Feb 3 2017 / 15:15 PM

The designer steps down following 12 years at the French fashion house

Breaking: Riccardo Tisci Exits Givenchy

After 12 years of holding the creative reins at Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci is exiting the French fashion house.

The designer's departure was confirmed by WWD, who reports that Fall 2017 menswear and Fall 2017 couture were Tisci's final collections for the brand. The parting was reportedly "mutual and amicable," becoming effective January 31, the expiration date of his latest employment agreement.

Due to Tisci's exit, Givenchy won't be staging a runway show this season during Paris Fashion Week.

This, of course, fuels rumors that Tisci is reportedly in talks to move to Versace. According to a report last month, the Italian fashion house reached out to Tisci ahead of its IPO listing and expansion plan. Donatella and Riccardo are known to be close friends and even previously co-starred in Givenchy's Fall 2015 campaign.


Donatella Versace and Riccardo Tisci in Givenchy's Fall 2015 campaign

We'll just be over here waiting for that Versace announcement...

Via Harper's Bazaar US