CHLOE CONFIRMS NATACHA RAMSAY-LEVI
THE FRENCH DESIGNER STEPS OUT IN THE LIMELIGHT
Chloé has appointed Natacha Ramsay-Levi as creative director for ready-to-wear, leather goods and accessories. The former creative director of women’s ready-to-wear at Louis Vuitton, who succeeds Clare Waight Keller, will unveil her first Chloé collection for Spring 2018, in Paris in September.
Ramsay-Levi perfectly mirrors the spirit of the storied house, founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion with the intent to make clothes with “a happy spirit, to make people happy.”
The designer cut her teeth at Balenciaga, where she joined in 2002, and quickly scaled the rungs of success becoming Ghesquière’s right hand woman. After a few high-profile consulting stints, she rejoined Ghesquière at Vuitton. Ramsay-Levi’s strong and confident personality, matched to her expertise, enthusiasm and charisma, make her a great candidate to handle the highly-pressured and competitive fashion industry.
Each Chloè collection is a labor-intensive affair brought to life in the atelier where the longest standing “petite main” boasts a 30-year experience. Over 800 meters of silk are finely crafted for a runway show, awash with over 60 different colors, with three seamstresses working on a single dress. A bespoke red carpet gown, instead, is in the works for 200 hours.
A unique heritage that the house continues to preserve and update with a contemporary and cool flair. And now with a new creative point of view.