Breaking news: Clare Waight Keller joins Givenchy

Breaking news: Clare Waight Keller joins Givenchy

First female chief

Text: Faizal Dahlawia Meeran Mekkaoui

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Less than two weeks after her final show for Chloé, Claire Waight Keller has found a new fashion home in Givenchy.

It's confirmed! French luxury label Givenchy has announced that Clare Waight Keller will be its new Creative Director. The former artistic head of Chloé, who will be the first woman to head Givenchy, will take over from Riccardo Tisci who announced his exit from the brand last month after showcasing the Fall/Winter '17 collection during Paris Fashion Week. "She has this great ability to break the rules and innovate without making a revolution," Givenchy CEO Philippe Fortunato told WWD. "Her very focused approach will help the brand in building the ongoing momentum we have – and taking it to the next level." Keller is set to debut her first collection in October.  

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