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Clare Waight Keller Named New Creative Director At Givenchy

Clare Waight Keller Named New Creative Director At Givenchy

Here's a groundbreaking move for Givenchy - the luxury brand just announced Clare Waight Keller as its new artistic director, making her the first woman to hold the prestigious position. Givenchy took to Instagram to break the news with its 7.7 million followers this afternoon.

'Hubert de Givenchy's confident style has always been an inspiration and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this legendary House's history, ' Waight Keller said in a statement.

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Waight Keller, who announced earlier in January she was leaving Chloe after five years, will be the first woman to run Givenchy's creative side. "I believe her widespread expertise and vision will allow Givenchy to enter the next phase of its unique path, I am very much looking forward to her contribution to the maison's continued success".

Waight Keller joins Givenchy after six years as creative director of Richemont's fashion house Chloe, having pushed up sales of its floaty, romantic, 1970s-influenced clothes.

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When the news of Tisci's departure broke in February, a frenzy of speculation began as to who would replace him. Her last collection, Fall '17, had mod peacoats and swingy minidresses, for instance, and if you go back to Fall '12, there's a stunningly simple black column gown Hepburn might have worn.

Her gift for creating must-have accessories, however, may have been what caught Givenchy's eye. She has also worked alongside Tom Ford at Gucci and served as creative director of Pringle of Scotland in 2005.

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Over the past 12 months, a string of star designers have left top fashion houses Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Lanvin and most recently Chloé.

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