NEW DESIGN DIRECTOR AT CHLOE'?
THE MUSICAL CHAIRS SAGA CONTINUES
According to news reports on WWD, Reuters and the New York Times, Chloé may have found the successor of Creative Director Clare Waight Keller in Natacha Ramsay-Levi, a key designer on Nicolas Ghesquière’s team at Louis Vuitton.
She would succeed Waight Keller, who joined Chloé in 2011. An alum of Pringle of Scotland and Gucci, the soft-spoken and friendly Keller, and mother of three, quit for personal reasons. During her tenure, she injected the storied French brand with an haute hippie youthful spin, successfully rejuvenating its ready-to-wear and accessories business. The designer herself fully embodies the Chloé spirit with her long mane and passion for Seventies-inflected pieces.
For her part, Ramsay-Levi started her fashion career at Balenciaga in 2002, slowly climbing the rungs of the success ladder to become Ghesquière’s second-in-command deputy. Stay tuned for more on fashion’s latest shake-ups.