Givenchy officially announced in a statement, that after three years of collaboration, the Womenswear Show held on March 1st 2020 will be Clare Waight Keller’s last collection for Givenchy.
The designer, who is known for designing Megan Markle’s 2018 wedding dress, joined the brand after Riccardo Tisci left for Burberry.
“As the first woman to be the Artistic Director of this legendary Maison, I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to cherish its legacy and bring it new life,” stated Waight Keller in an official statement.
“Focusing on a world based on Haute Couture has been one of the highlights of my professional journey. I have shared so many incredible moments with the brilliant Givenchy ateliers and design teams: your exceptional talent and dedication will forever remain in my memories. My heartfelt thanks go out to each of the unsung heroes and heroines behind the scenes, for their contribution from product to communications and retail, and every global team member, partner and supplier in between. Without all of you, I could not have brought my vision for Givenchy to life in such a beautiful way,” she continued.
Sidney Toledano, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, also commented on the matter, thanking Waight Keller for her contribution to Givenchy’s latest chapter.
“Under her creative leadership, and in great collaboration with its ateliers and teams, the Maison reconnected with the founding values of Hubert de Givenchy and his innate sense of elegance. I wish Clare all the best in her future endeavours,” he stated.
There are currently no updates on who will be her successor, however, the brand has stated that the house’s new Creative organization will be communicated at a later date.