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Designer Riccardo Tisci leaves Givenchy after nearly 12 years

Italian designer Riccardo Tisci is leaving Givenchy (AP)
Italian designer Riccardo Tisci is leaving Givenchy (AP)

Designer Riccardo Tisci has announced that he is leaving Givenchy after nearly 12 years at the French luxury label.

The Italian-born designer wrote a thank-you note on Instagram, accompanied by a picture of a sunset, thanking "my incredible team, the magical atelier and everyone who made these 93 collections possible and all the other crazy adventures".

He added: "Your love and support, in the day and in the night, will forever remain in my heart."

During his years at Givenchy, Mr Tisci was beloved by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce.

The French couture house confirmed his departure to Women's Wear Daily (WWD), which quoted sources calling the parting "mutual and amicable".

In a statement to WWD, Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Givenchy's parent company, praised Mr Tisci's achievements.

"The chapter Riccardo Tisci has written with the house of Givenchy over the last 12 years represents an incredible vision," it said in part.

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