The House of Givenchy is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Waight Keller as Artistic Director, effective May 2nd 2017.
Clare Waight Keller will take on all creative responsibilities, including Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as Haute Couture.
Philippe Fortunato, Chief Executive Officer of Givenchy, states: “The teams join me in warmly welcoming Clare Waight Keller into the Givenchy family. 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.”
Bernard Arnault , chairman and CEO of LVMH, declares: “I am very happy to have Clare Waight Keller join the LVMH Group. 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.”
Clare Waight Keller states: “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.”
Clare Waight Keller will present her first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in October in Paris, for Spring/Summer 2018.
GIVENCHY APPOINTS CLARE WAIGHT KELLER AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR pic.twitter.com/BuDaX8wDVN
— GIVENCHY (@givenchy) March 16, 2017