Chloé Announces the Departure of Clare Waight KellerChloé announces the departure of British designer Clare Waight Keller after six years as Creative Director of the Paris Maison. By mutual agreement, Clare’s last collection will be presented for Autumn-Winter 2017-18 on March 2nd 2017, with her departure effective March 31st.
Appointed by CEO Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye in May 2011, Clare has written a new chapter in Chloé’s long-lasting tradition of nurturing creative talents, following in the footsteps of great designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo. Her last collection for Chloé will be celebrated on the evening of the show. Since Clare’s arrival at the helm of Chloé, the Maison has enjoyed remarkable momentum and global development. Her lightness of touch as a designer and understanding of the DNA of the Maison have given rise to many iconic Chloé collections over the years, all of which speak of Clare’s curious mind and feminine intuition.
-Clare Waight Keller
“Clare has been a remarkable partner at Chloé over the past 6 years. She helped rejuvenate the legacy of Gaby Aghion, the first ever Chloé girl, by infusing a cool and easy breeze into the Chloé wardrobe, effortlessly mixing graceful and feminine ‘flou’ with a free-wheeling and boyish take on tailoring. Clare has a unique talent in directing a large studio of strong creatives. I would like to personally thank Clare for her loyalty and dedication to Chloé.”
-Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye, CEO of Chloé