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Top image: Clare Waight Keller, photo by Steven Meisel for Givenchy

Givenchy have appointed British designer Clare Waight Keller as the brand’s new artistic director, replacing Riccardo Tisci following his departure earlier this year after a twelve-year tenure.

Effective as of 2nd May 2017, Waight Keller – who recently left her role as creative director at Chloé after six years – will take on all creative responsibilities, including Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as Haute Couture, becoming the first woman to helm the LVMH-owned fashion house.

Waight Keller said of her new role: “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. I look forward to working with the teams and writing a new chapter in this beautiful story.”

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

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“The teams join me in warmly welcoming Clare Waight Keller into the Givenchy family,” says Philippe Fortunato, Chief Executive Officer of Givenchy. “I am very excited to see Clare bring her singular sense of elegance and modernity to Givenchy. By exploring our Maison’s 65 year heritage and the outstanding Savoir-Faire of its Ateliers, I am convinced Clare will help Givenchy reach its full potential.”

Clare Waight Keller will present her debut collection for Givenchy in October as part of SS18 Paris Fashion Week.
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