CLARE WAIGHT KELLER AT GIVENCHY
BACK TO ITS ROOTS
Givenchy has confirmed the appointment of Clare Waight Keller as its next artistic director. The former Chloe creative mind is set to debut her first collection for the French house during Paris Fashion Week in October.
Just like Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior, the Royal College of Art graduate is the first women to steer the creative reins at the storied couture house founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy, which marks its marks its 65th anniversary this year.
As part of the plan, she will inject the house’s couture roots and sophisticated elegance with a contemporary spin, charting a new course for the house, based on her expertise and feminine eye. Keller will oversee women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, plus couture, replacing Riccardo Tisci, who during his 12-year tenure created a sexy, over-the-top and goth-driven aesthetic.