Riccardo Tisci bids adieu to Givenchy.
Just into the second month of 2017, a series of top-level moves at internationally renowned houses has surprised the world. Stefan Larsson announced his exit as CEO of Ralph Lauren, Creative Director Clare Waight Keller exited Chloé, Daniella Vitale has become CEO of Barneys New York, and now – this end-week’s headliner – Riccardo Tisci is leaving Givenchy.
Undoubtedly, since assuming the role of Creative Director at Givenchy in 2005, Tisci’s vision has trended the LVMH-owned label to iconic new heights. In recognition of his many iconic creations, here is COVERED’s round-up of a dozen times Tisci impressed us during his time at Givenchy.
#1 The Bags
The Pandora first made its appearance in Givenchy’s FW ’09 collection.
Above: Beyonce’s Pandora Bag from the Givenchy Fall ’15 Pre-Collection (Photo Source: www.purseblog.com/celebrities/the-10-best-celebrity-bag-looks-of-summer-2015, and www.givenchy.com/en/collection-accessories-women-fall-2015/lookbook-accessories-precollection-fall-winter-2015)
The Antigona first appeared in FW ’10 Ready-To-Wear collection.
#2 The Prints
FW ‘11 heard the growl of the first of many Givenchy’s animals- the Rottweiler. In an interview with GQ, Tisci cited the “boy scout look” as inspiration for this revolutionary print.
The release of the iconic Bambi print in Fall ’13 was a softer touch, but in no way less impactful.
#3 Seeing Stars
Prominent across multiple seasons and featured on multiple mediums, the stars have become almost synonymous with Tisci’s work at Givenchy.
These sweet pair of Tysons, as seen on Robert Downey Jr., have got us truly seeing stars (Photo Source: www.upscalehype.com/tag/robert-downey-jr, and www.blankmodeblog.com/2014/12/17/givenchy-tyson-high-top-leather-sneakers)
#4 Face Jewels
Givenchy FW ’15 Face Jewels (Photo Source: www.oystermag.com/runway-report-givenchy-does-epic-face-jewels-for-fw15-pfw)
#5 Planes and Paisley
Just look at the detail on this Pre-Spring ’13 release. The synergy between the curves of the paisley and the formidable silhouette of the fighter planes is simply delectable.
#6 Baby’s Breath
Who would’ve known that an understated flower could inspire such a powerful season? We stand in awe of this intricate, yet unbelievably simple design. Here’s a look at Givenchy Baby’s Breath print from their SS ’15 Collection.
(Photo Credits from left: www.thebestfashionblog.com/womens-fashion/sleek-graphic-looks-in-givenchy-pre-fall-2015-womens-lookbook, www.addictedtodesigners.com/category/bags/givenchy-bags, and www.showstudio.com/collection/givenchy_paris_menswear_s_s_2015/lou_stoppard_reports_on_the_givenchy_show)
#7 Plane Runway
“The catwalk circled a spectacular installation by artist Paul Veroude: a 1967 French aeroplane painted black and dismantled, with each individual part suspended from the ceiling. The effect was that of a plane having exploded a fraction of a second earlier, before being frozen in a state of suspended animation.” – Florence Trott
Watch the Givenchy SS ’15 men’s show here.
Various adaptations of the Virgin Mary emblazoned onto ties, shirts and jackets has also become a notable look engineered by Tisci.
#9 Haute Couture
The Givenchy Haute Couture FW ’10 collection featured incredible embroidery and embellishments on gowns reminiscent of the victorian era.
#10 The Accessories
In Givenchy’s AW ’08, Tisci showcased a collection featuring skin-tight black leathers, heavily accessorised with gold crosses. (Photo Source: www.vogue.co.uk/shows/autumn-winter-2008-ready-to-wear/givenchy/collection
Plaid, done wrong, can look tacky. But not when engineered by Tisci. His love for these red and black checks has given these pieces an extra touch of ingenuity.
Kanye West (left) wears the Givenchy plaid shirt with gold embellishments from the FW ’11 Runway. (Photo Source: www.billyblazin.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/passion-for-fashion-kanye-west-wearing-a-givenchy-plaid-tartan-shirt)
#12 That Dark Ad Campaign Video from FW ’15
(Written by Michelle Julia, Edited by Nick T.)