Givenchy has announced that Clare Waight Keller is the brand’s new creative director, replacing Riccardo Tisci.
According to an article on WWD, Givenchy has announced that Clare Waight Keller is the brand’s new creative director. Waight Keller is replacing Riccardo Tisci who has been with the brand for 12 years.
Givenchy posted a photo (below) on Instagram announcing the hire of Waight Keller saying, “Clare Waight Keller. New Artistic Director. Shot by Steven Meisel.”
Waight Keller released a statement saying, “Hubert de Givenchy’s confident style has always been an inspiration and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this legendary house’s history. I look forward to working with the teams and writing a new chapter in this beautiful story.”
Givenchy CEO Philippe Fortunato also released a statement saying, “I am very excited to see Clare bring her singular sense of elegance and modernity to Givenchy. By exploring our maison’s 65-year heritage and the outstanding savoir-faire of its ateliers, I am convinced Clare will help Givenchy reach its full potential.”
LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault said he “is I am very happy to have Clare Waight Keller join the LVMH group.” He continued to say, “I believe her widespread expertise and vision will allow Givenchy to enter the next phase of its unique path.”
Waight Keller resigned as the creative director of Chloé in January after having been with the brand for 6 years. Rumors of her resignation began circulating in December when Reuters reported that he brand was in talks with Natacha Ramsay-Levi to replace her. There was also speculation that Waight Keller would not renew her contract with the brand, which expires on March 31st.
As for where Waight Keller would go, there were rumors that she would go to Burberry or Céline.
Tisci resigned as the creative director of Givenchy last month after having been with the brand for 12 years. No announcement was made as to who would’ve replaced him and there were no rumors about it either. Rumors are, however, circulating that Tisci will go to Versace.
About a month after Tisci resigned, Chloé announced that Ramsay-Levi is the brand’s new creative director. She replaced Waight Keller just a week after she showed her last collection for the brand.
No announcements have been made as to when Waight Keller’s first collection for the brand will be shown. It will probably be the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2018 collection, though, which will be shown at Paris Fashion Week in September.
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