Givenchy announces that Clare Waight Keller leaves the creative guide of the brand
After having redefined the aesthetics of Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller leaves the Parisian fashion house. The British designer was the first woman to have held the creative director role of the house since its foundation in 1952, (before her, the artistic reins of the brand passed from the hands of John Galliano to those of Alexander McQueen, Julien MacDonald is Riccardo Tisci). His was a work of aesthetic renewal, turning the lines of Givenchy towards a clean, minimalist, and extremely poetic design, combining the cuts of men’s clothing with details and classic fabrics of women’s fashion.
May 19 2018, the Royal Wedding at St George Chapel in Windsor Castle
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2018 was the turning point for her: May 19, a bespoke creation created for the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle with the Prince Harry has traveled around the world, bringing it to international fame and renewing media and public attention towards Givenchy. December 11 is the turn of the British Fashion Awards, in which the former Duchess of Sussex gives Keller the prize as Best Designer of the Year. His relationship with Meghan Markle has strengthened over the years, with Meghan showing off outfits signed by the fashion house on many official occasions, from the Royal Ascott at the inauguration of Mersey Gateway Bridge.
11 December 2018, Meghan Markle during the Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in Givenchy Haute Couture dress
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The designer’s farewell is announced with a post on Instagram, with special thanks to all the people who worked with her behind the scenes of the various collections.
“After three truly wonderful years, the time has come to close my chapter at Givenchy. As the first woman to play the role of artistic director of this legendary maison, I feel honored to have had the opportunity to preserve her heritage and give it new life. Focusing on a world based on high fashion was one of the highlights of my professional journey. I shared many incredible moments with the Givenchy atelier and design teams: your exceptional talent and dedication will always remain in my memories. “
Her last show was therefore theautumn winter 2020 2021 view on the catwalks of Paris in March 2020, and pending the appointment of the new creative director, the maison has suspended its pre spring summer 2021 collection, also canceling haute couture autumn winter. To remember the most memorable moments of his career from Givenchy, here is a gallery with the most beautiful looks created by Clare Waight Keller.