Riccardo Tisci, the Italian born designer whose gothic-inspired creations are responsible for revitalising the once tired French fashion house Givenchy, has been confirmed as the successor to John Galliano at Christian Dior. The New York Times’ fashion editor Derek Blasberg “confirmed” Tisci’s appointment at Dior via tweet:

Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci To Replace Galliano At Dior

The news comes just two days after Tisci’s Givenchy Autumn/Winter 2011 collection show in Paris, after which Vogue Japan editor Anna Dello Russo stated, “I think Riccardo deserves the [Dior] position. He’s becoming a very mature artist. For me, Givenchy was the best show of the season so far.”

Dior’s gain is Givenchy’s loss. Now the questions is, who’s going to replace Tisci?

Via Style.com and Refinery 29

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