In the Line Up for Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci

The rumour mills didn’t take long to start rolling, after Riccardo Tisci announced with 12 years, 93 shows and numerous campaigns he was to leaving French fashion house Givenchy. Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of Givenchy owner LVMH released the following statement:

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

Off-White show, Autumn Winter 2017, Paris Fashion Week Men's, France - 19 Jan 2017
Virgil Abloh

But, not without giving us one last menswear and couture collection, in Paris, however the wheel spinners keep busy. WWD had stated, that an apparent source revealed that’s Virgil Abloh could be a contender for Givenchy. With news that Riccardo Tisci could be going to Versace, great relationship building, as he and Donatella Versace are extremely close, check out her latest book. More snooping led to other storylines indicating that both Kanye West and Virgil could be contenders.

According to sources, the French fashion house held discussions with the designer behind street wear label OFF-WHITE. Virgil is also Kanye West creative director, feels like Virgil is seeking out the learning ropes of how to progress your brand to that luxury stature.

With much speculation over the latest musical chairs episode, which left everyone guessing who is to fill the shoes of Tisci? Musical fashion chairs has been the chosen highlight of fashion houses along with going season- less, we have witnessed the departures of  – Clare Waight Keller, Peter Copping and Peter Dundas, who’s next?

*Update* Clare Waight Keller was appointed the role at Givenchy making her the first woman to head the artist creative design at Givenchy.

Beyoncé in Peter Dundas

Did you watch the most ever boycotted Grammys Awards ceremony ? Did you take notice of the gown worn by Beyoncé?  Beyoncé opted for two gowns one in gold and the other a red sparkly square cut low front dress, both created by Peter Dundas. The magical speculation we came up with  – Is Peter Dundas now fronting his own fashion line, after leaving Roberto Cavalli? With two designs worn by Beyoncé, but with no official announcement made as yet? Is he in the running or out? Other designers have still had their own lines whilst creatively directing another fashion house.

Beyoncé wear Peter Dundas at the Grammys

Is French fashion house Givenchy and Virgil Abloh throwing us of the musical fashion scent? Could Peter Copping make that move, nevertheless, it still would be great to see Virgil Abloh take the reins creatively at Givenchy.  Surely, its about teaching and learning for both parties!!!


We intend to keep following this story.

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