Clare Waight Keller, Artistic Director of Givenchy, has just announced her departure from the fashion house. Keller was the first woman AD at the French luxury brand in which one of the British designer’s notable accomplishments was being able to dress Meghan Markle for her royal wedding in 2018. Her last offering ended with the women’s Fall/Winter 2020 presentation in March.
Keller is the former Chloé creative director and stylist and joined Givenchy in 2017 when creative director Riccardo Tisci (currently at Burberry) left. Keller’s duties included overhauling the label’s fashion output, scents, accessories and footwear. She spent three years making the house’s menswear, womenswear and accessories line what it is today.
I want to warmly thank Clare Waight Keller for her contribution to Givenchy’s latest chapter. Under her creative leadership, and in great collaboration with its ateliers and teams, the Maison reconnected with the founding values of Hubert de Givenchy and his innate sense of elegance. I wish Clare all the best in her future endeavors.Sidney Toledano, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group
No word on Givenchy’s replacement nor Keller’s future plans.