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Update: 11/2: Since Riccardo Tisci announced his departure from Givenchy earlier this month, all eyes have been on the French fashion house to see who will fill the role of creative director.

Over the past week, rumours have been swirling that Givenchy reached out to Off-White designer and creative director to Kanye West, Virgil Abloh, to succeed Tisci. In an official statement to WWD, however, the fashion house shut down those reports: “Givenchy’s new creative organization will be communicated shortly. Mr Abloh was not approached by the house and is not to join the organization.”

With Abloh out of the running, it’s unclear who Givenchy will select as its new creative director. Tisci, meanwhile, has yet to officially announce his next endeavour but it’s likely that the designer will head to Versace.

In the meantime, we’ll have to standby as the next game of designer musical chairs unfolds…

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US

Original post, 7/2: The search is on for Givenchy‘s next creative leader, and the rumour mill has proposed a very interesting candidate: Off-White’s Virgil Abloh.

Famous for propelling streetwear into fashion’s mainstream consciousness, his designs have caught the eye of celebrities the likes of Rihanna, and has won some serious accolades from major industry players.

When reached for comment by WWD, Abloh declined to confirm the rumours but told them, “My trajectory is to update and provide something new in the fashion industry by way of creating a project and using it as a case study on how to update a luxury house.”

Whatever could this all mean for the legendary French maison? Stay tuned to find out.

Last week, Riccardo Tisci announced that he would be leaving French fashion label Givenchy after 12 years at the helm, spurring a frenzy of wild speculation over who would succeed him.

By Pakkee

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