Published: Sat, March 18, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Clare Waight Keller Named New Creative Director At Givenchy

Clare Waight Keller Named New Creative Director At Givenchy

Givenchy has named former Chloé designer Clare Waight Keller as their new artistic director.

Waight Keller, who announced earlier in January she was leaving Chloe after five years, will be the first woman to run Givenchy's creative side.

Italian designer Tisci, 43, revitalised Givenchy with a dark, edgy vibe and there was widespread speculation when his departure was announced last month that he would join Versace.

Waight Keller takes over from Ricardo Tisci, who left the label at the end of January after 12 years in charge.

Tisci, 43, is credited with reviving Givenchy by cultivating links with a long line of celebrities including Beyonce, Madonna and Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian.

Clare, posted a series of Instagram photos that possibly indicate the direction she may take the fashion house under her direction.

In a statement, Waight Keller said 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".

Her role at Chloé, saw her responsible for the creation of the romantic and bohemian look that the house is known for and for delivering highly sought after accessories such as shoes and handbags at a more accessible price point. She is the first woman to hold the position at the company, which is owned by LVMH.

This is the second high profile female hire in the a year ago, following the appointment of Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior.

It is a historic move for Givenchy, with Clare being the first ever female artistic director to be appointed since it was founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy.

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