Givenchy has made their decision: Clare Waight Keller will be replacing longtime artistic director Riccardo Tisci. The Parisian label announced the drastic change on their social media platforms yesterday.
Having previously revamped Chloé with her 1970’s inspired feminine aesthetic, Keller will commence her work at the fashion house this month. “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” stated Phillipe Fortunato, the brands chief executive.
Keller’s appointment could mean a successful revival in the label’s accessory business, as the designer previously created some major hits for Chloé, such as the beloved Drew and Faye bags.
According to #legend fashion director Kim Kollar, “There is a crystal-clear understanding of what a Chloé Girl is, Keller was instrumental to this. My feeling is that she will bring a femininity to the house with reference to Hubert Givenchy’s codes, but mixed with her sportswear sensibilities – a combination distinct to her.”