7 Independent Fashion Designers Who Became Creative Directors

Riccardo Tisci

Where He Went: Givenchy

While Boateng's stint at Givenchy was well-received, it wasn't until Riccardo Tisci took the helm did the brand blow up with rappers like Kanye West and Jay-Z. After working for companies like Puma, Tisci launched his namesake line in 2005, which showed in Milan. It didn't take long (about a year) until he was appointed as Givenchy's new creative director, where his fascination with gothic imagery and all-over prints made the world take notice.

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