British designer Clare Waight Keller will depart French fashion house Chlo√©. The womenswear collection that will take the runway in Paris on 2 March will be her last, ending her six-year tenure at the helm of the of the house.
‚ÄúClare has been a remarkable partner at Chlo√© over the past six years,‚ÄĚ Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, Chlo√©‚Äôs president, told Business of Fashion. ‚ÄúShe helped rejuvenate the legacy of Gaby Aghion, the first ever Chlo√© girl, by infusing a cool and easy breeze into the Chlo√© wardrobe, effortlessly mixing graceful and feminine ‚Äėflou‚Äô with a free-wheeling and boyish take on tailoring.‚ÄĚ
While fashion insiders have been speculating on the departure for weeks, Chlo√© is yet to name Waight Keller’s successor. Natacha Ramsay-Levi, right hander to Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas¬†Ghesqui√®re, is rumoured to be a front runner for the creative director role.