Riccardo Tisci Is Leaving Givenchy After 12 Years

Designer Riccardo Tisci is seen on the runway during the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France.  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

After 12 historic years, Riccardo Tisci is leaving his post as creative director of Givenchy, according to a Thursday, February 2, WWD reports. His final collections for the house were menswear and spring couture, as seen in Paris on January 20, where models such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner wore his fashions.

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Tisci, who’s a favorite of the Kardashian family, went on to confirm the news in a February 2 Instagram post depicting a beautiful sunset over the ocean. “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,” he wrote. “Your love and support, in the day and in the night, will forever remain in my heart. #love #givenchy #forever.”

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Riccardo Tisci and Kim Kardashian attend the CR Fashion Book Issue No.5 Launch Party Hosted by Carine Roitfeld and Stephen Gan at The Peninsula Paris on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France.
Riccardo Tisci and Kim Kardashian attend the CR Fashion Book Issue No. 5 launch party, hosted by Carine Roitfeld and Stephen Gan, at the Peninsula Paris on Sept. 30, 2014, in Paris. Kristy Sparow/WireImage)

And in a separate shot, the CFDA International Award winner shared an adorable #TBT from his childhood days, along with a poignant caption. “To EVERYONE involved in these past 12 beautiful years, to the friends, assistants, agents, the collaborators, the press who believed and the ones who didn’t, the models who made my dreams come true, the photographers, editors and stylists who brought the clothes to life in the most breathtaking way every time and to so many more : I LOVE YOU AND I AM GRATEFUL FOR EVERY MINUTE, EVERY LAUGH, EVERY MOMENT. FOREVER AND ALWAYS. #love #grateful ❤️.”

Nicki Minaj and Riccardo Tisci attend Fashion Group International's 2016 Night of Stars at Cipriani Wall Street on October 27, 2016 in New York City.
Nicki Minaj and Riccardo Tisci attend Fashion Group International’s 2016 Night of Stars at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 27, 2016, in New York City. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

But the designer, who earned a shout-out in Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby,” might not be out of work for long. WWD also revealed that the house of Versace has been courting him heavily for quite some time. Donatella Versace, who’s a friend of Tisci, even appeared in a Givenchy ad campaign in 2015.

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