It was a protracted dismissal that inched along, but today Chloé finally announced a replacement for Hannah MacGibbon. Effective June 1, Clare Waight Keller will become the French house’s new creative director.
British, Keller hails from Pringle of Scotland, where she was creative director since 2005, and where Alistair Carr was recently named Design Director. Prior to Pringle, Keller was a senior women’s designer at Gucci, under Tom Ford, following stints at Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label and Calvin Klein.
In a statement, Keller said, “I am thrilled to be joining one of the most prestigious design houses in Paris. Chloé is a brand that conveys a beautiful sense of effortless femininity and vivacious sophistication that I look forward to continuing into the next era.”