Last week, the fashion world was met with the news that Clare Waight Keller was stepping down from Givenchy after only three years at its helm. Following in the footsteps of Riccardo Tisci, Keller brought a renewed sensibility to the house as the brand’s first female creative director.
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Keller’s vision was one of urban sophistication; confidently pairing denim skirts with high-neck blouses, replacing Chantilly lace with latex, and accessorising dreamy summer dresses with elbow-length leather gloves. Her approach was a symbiotic relationship between streetwear and couture – the ultimate tribute to the discerning woman of today.
While her tenure was short, there’s no denying that Keller certainly made her mark and in turn, managed to assemble an enviable fan club of celebrities and fashion lovers worldwide. Not only was she responsible for one of the most memorable and highly anticipated wedding gowns of the century by creating Meghan Markle’s dress, but she also had the opportunity to work with several red-carpet greats. Rihanna, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are just some of the designer’s loyal clientele who donned her gowns over the years.
While we wait in anticipation for the appointment of a new creative director, let’s take a look back at some of Clare Waight Keller’s most iconic Givenchy fashion moments.