Riccardo Tisci Goes To Burberry

Riccardo Tisci, who left his role as creative director at Givenchy in February of last year for what many presumed was the top job at Versace, has been installed at Burberry as chief creative officer, effective March 12. The British label made the announcement this morning, ending speculation that began the moment Christopher Bailey’s departure was announced in late October 2017.

During his 12-year tenure, Tisci turned Givenchy, which had not much in the way of a brand identity when he arrived in 2005, into one of LVMH’s powerhouse brands, with heat-generating runway shows and a commercial savvy that helped to usher in fashion’s obsession with streetwear. Tisci’s cool factor has been much missed in the year since his departure, though he has kept reasonably active. A new installment of his Nike collaboration was released in mid-February, and his work is to be featured in the Costume Institute’s upcoming “Heavenly Bodies” exhibition, a press conference in Rome on Monday revealed.

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