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Givenchy Names Clare Waight Keller As Its New Artistic Director

The former Chlo designer will imbue her sense of elegance to the storied maison, including menswear.

BY Derrick Tan | Mar 17, 2017 | News

Photograph by Bruno Werzinski

 

French fashion house Givenchy has announced the appointment of its new artistic director, Clare Waight Keller, through a post on its official Instagram account.

 

2017. CLARE WAIGHT KELLER. NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR. SHOT BY STEVEN MEISEL.

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Taking the baton from famed designer Riccardo Tisci, Waight Keller will lead all creative aspects at Givenchy, including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, and haute couture.

Will this mark the end of the streetwear-influenced era of Givenchy? Prepare to say goodbye to the distinctive graphic sweatshirts as this appointment may see a dramatic shift in aesthetics for the French label – from the racy and gothic direction that Tisci steered for the past 12 years to a relaxed and elegant approach that Waight Keller is known for.

Waight Keller will present her first collection for the brand in October, for Spring/Summer 2018.


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