Donatella Versace Politely Asked Riccardo Tisci If He’s Replacing Galliano at Dior

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While conversing with Riccardo Tisci for Interview magazine, Donatella Versace coyly asked about the Dior rumors: "Do you have new ideas for Givenchy, or something new for Riccardo Tisci? I think you know what I mean." Tisci did, of course. "You mean what happened at Dior. I don’t know what will happen. Sincerely, I feel sorry for John. But for this moment I am leaving aside all the gossip of 'I am going here, I am going there,' because there is a lot of gossip circulating and there always will be. I will tell you, in this moment, I am very happy at Givenchy and it is a moment in which I am bringing the game to the next level. So I tell you, I feel at home. It’s as if it were my son ... For now, it is still Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, and I think that it will be for a long time, because it will be difficult to evict me from my house." [Interview]