After Leaving Chloé, Clare Waight Keller is the new creative director of Givenchy
Riccardo Tisci’s departure from Givenchy left us wandering who would replace him. During Paris Fashion Week it was revealed that Clare Waight Keller, from Chloé, would be the new creative director.
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Riccardo Tisci spent 12 years as Givenchy‘s creative director creating many memorable outfits and lines. As soon as the news about his departure were brought into the light the speculation about who would take his place began.
One of the biggest rumours, concerning who would replace Tisci, was the OFF-White fashion designer Virgil Abloh. Instead, Clare Waight Keller, who had previously been of Chloé, joined the LVMH family.
Givenchy broke the news by simply posting a portrait of the creator captioned “2017. CLARE WAIGHT KELLER. NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR. SHOT BY STEVEN MEISEL”
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Waight Keller is the second female designer to make it at a LVMH-owned haute couture house. While she has Calvin Klein, Gucci and Pringle of Scotland on her résumé this’ll be her first time working for an haute couture house.
Given the diference of Tisci’s and Keller’s work it’s an interesting choice for Givenchy.
Rumour has it that Tisci will be going back to his roots at the italian brand Versace, where he fits right in with is sensual, form-fitting silhouettes. Keller is know for her ready to wear designs that is characterized by its ease and wearability.
Their circle of celebrities is also quite different, while at the front row at Chloé we could find celebrities like Clémence Poésy and Solange Knowles, Tisci’s Givenchy attracted celebrities like the Kardashain-Jenner family and Naomi Campbell.
It’s certainly going to be interesting to see how these two circles will come together in this new Givenchy era and where Keller will take the house next.
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