Clare Waight Keller Named Creative Director At Givenchy

Propensity for ruffles aside, it's an interesting choice for Givenchy, given the differences in Tisci and Waight Keller's design records.

Givenchy has announced Clare Waight Keller as its new artistic director, replacing Riccardo Tisci, who had held the position since 2005.

Givenchy has finally announced the news we've all been waiting for. She is also the second female designer to take the helm at one of LVMH's couture houses (in June, the luxury conglomerate announced Maria Grazia Chiuri as the first female creative director of Dior). He succeeded in designing clothes that had the ideal balance of staying true to their history, but gave them a distinct harder and racier edge.

Friends in high places for Ricardo Tisci-pictured with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, North West and Kris Jenner. "A return to the vision of Hubert de Givenchy, is something we should be prepared to possibly see as she posted a photograph of the designer and captioned it simply saying" The journey begins". In fact, Reuters originally reported that Waight Keller did not renew her Chloé contract due to the challenges of commuting between London and Paris while parenting her three children. She's known to keep a low profile, preferring time with her family over time with the fashion crowd.

Givenchy launched the label in 1952 with his iconic Separates collection, which featured lightweight evening skirts and ruffled blouses.

His high-octane streetwear-inspired look has little in common with Waight Keller's more understated style.

Keller will be responsible for both men's and women's ready-to-wear for the brand, as well as all accessories and couture shows.

  • Ernesto Newman