Well that went south fast. Givenchy officially has stated that it has not been in touch with Off White designer Virgil Abloh about taking over the head creative spot made vacant by Riccardo Tisci’s departure.
In a statement to WWD, the Paris fashion house stated, “Givenchy’s new creative organization will be communicated shortly. Mr Abloh was not approached by the house and is not to join the organization.”
When contacted about the rumor last week, Abloh chose not to comment.
Designers who Givenchy may be considering include Hedi Slimane, Clare Waight Keller, Alber Elbaz, Peter Dundas, Rodolfo Paglialunga and Peter Copping.