Chloé has announced that Clare Waight Keller has resigned as creative director of the brand after 6 years.
According to an article on Business of Fashion, Chloé has announced that Clare Waight Keller has resigned as creative director of the brand after 6 years with company.
Rumors of Waight Keller’s resignation began circulation last month when Reuters reported that the brand was in talks with Louis Vuitton’s Natasha Ramsay-Levi to replace her. There had since been speculation that Waight Keller would not renew her contract, which expires on March 31st.
Although Waight Keller is resigning, no replacement has been announced.
CEO Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye released a statement saying,
“Clare has been a remarkable partner at Chloé over the past six years. She helped rejuvenate the legacy of Gaby Aghion, the first ever Chloé girl, by infusing a cool and easy breeze into the Chloé wardrobe, effortlessly mixing graceful and feminine ‘flou’ with a free-wheeling and boyish take on tailoring.”
Waight Keller worked as Senior Women’s Designer at Gucci and has worked at both Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.
Waight Keller released a statement saying,
“after six extraordinary years at Chloé, I would like to thank Geoffroy and all my colleagues for their enormous efforts over the past years. Working for this Maison has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. Chloé is a brand with values close to my heart and I have truly enjoyed working with some of the best talents in the industry. I feel privileged to have worked for a Maison with such a heritage and I am very proud of all that has been achieved.”
The brand’s Fall/Winter 17/18 collection will be Waight Keller’s last collection for the brand and will be shown at Paris Fashion Week on March 2nd.
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