Clare Waight Keller named artistic director at Givenchy
After a few weeks of suspense and numerous speculations Givenchy has announced the appointment of Clare Waight Keller as head of its artistic direction.
By Léa Zetlaoui
On May 2nd Clare Waight Keller will join creative teams at the Parisian fashion house and present her first collection during the Spring-Summer 2018 Paris Fashion Week in September.
As head of artistic direction at Chloé for six years the English woman developed a much acclaimed attitude brilliantly mixing a boyish style with sportswear and a certain romanticism, as well as offering a highly desirable collection of accessories featuring the Drew bags and the Alphabet charm rings.
Following the footsteps of Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, Clare Waight Keller is the first woman to head up creation at this house founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy and held by the LVMH group since 1988. “The confident style of Hubert de Givenchy has always been a great source of inspiration for me and I am incredibly pleased to be given this opportunity to become part of this legendary house. I can’t wait to start working with the teams and write a new chapter in this magnificent story,” the designer says.