Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller bows out – a look at some of her memorable designs


After three years at the helm of Givenchy’s creative department, Clare Waight Keller has stepped down as the house’s artistic director. The House of Givenchy and Waight Keller both announced her departure in their respective Instagram accounts. “I am now looking forward to embarking on the next episode”, she said in her post. “Love and creativity remain central to what I do, and who I am, as does a heartfelt belief in kindness, and the courage to be true to your art”.

Sidney Toledano, chairman and CEO of LVMH thanked Waight Keller for her contribution to the maison, saying: “Under her creative leadership, and in great collaboration with its ateliers and teams, the Maison reconnected with the founding values of Hubert de Givenchy and his innate sense of elegance”.

Waight Keller began her career at Calvin Klein, where she designed women’s RTW, and then moved to Ralph Lauren to work on the men’s Purple Label collection. From 2000 to 2004, she was Gucci’s senior designer for women’s RTW and accessories, and then moved on to be the creative director of Pringle of Scotland. In 2011, she moved to Paris to take on the role of creative director at Chloé. In 2017, Waight Keller started her tenure at Givenchy as its artistic director of haute couture and women’s and men’s RTW collections.

She famously designed the wedding gown of Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, when she wed Prince Harry in May 2018.

Waight Keller’s signature was contemporary elegance, intricate details and the masterful way tailored, crisp lines melded with soft, feminine profiles, resulting in designs that were majestic but not overdone.

We look back at some of her memorable designs that have won over the hearts of these Hollywood A-listers.

Gal Gadot


Kaia Gerber

Selena Gomez

Rooney Mara

Arianna Grande

Charlize Theron

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