Clare Waight Keller, Artistic Director of Givenchy, has announced her departure from the maison. The first woman artistic director at the fashion house, Keller’s tenure began with the urbane Resort 2018 range, while her final offering was the women's Fall/Winter 2020 presentation shown in March. The artistic director spent three years overhauling the house’s menswear, womenswear and accessories.
The former Chloé creative director and stylist joined Givenchy in 2017 following the departure of creative director Riccardo Tisci— currently chief creative officer of Burberry– and instigated a shift in the entirety of Givenchy’s output. Keller aided in revamping the label’s fashion output, alongside its scent, accessory and footwear business. Keller’s menswear output leaned on suiting in favor of Tisci’s famous street-friendly blend, predating current tastes for tailoring and classic menswear.
Most recently, Keller tapped Marc Jacobs and Charlotte Rampling for Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2020 campaign, highlighting her knack for infusing refined garments with accessible cuts and playful detailing.
Givenchy has yet to announce a replacement and, likewise, Keller hasn’t revealed her future plans.