After all of the inspiring political statements in Fashion Week, the fashion world is continuing to prove that women are becoming more respected in the industry. Givenchy has hired its first female to hold their designer position! Clare Waight Keller will be replacing Riccardo Tisci as creative director. She left Chloé in February, and it was announced last week that her successor would be Louis Vuitton‘s Natacha Ramsay-Levi.
Givenchy made the much anticipated official announcement on Instagram with a headshot of the designer and a caption reading, “2017. CLARE WAIGHT KELLER. NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR.”
BoF reported that Waight Keller’s first collection with Givenchy will be presented in October in Paris for Spring/Summer 2018. I’m expecting for there to be a shift in the expected bold Givenchy designs, since this designer is known for romantic and breezy silhouettes and she has no previous experience in haute couture. Givenchy is in for some changes, but I can’t wait to see the impact their first female creative director has and what she comes up with in October.