Clare Waight Keller debuts her first Givenchy collection

Clare Waight Keller debuts her first Givenchy collection

 

Paris, 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Sunday, October 1st Clare Waight Keller presented her first collection since joining Givenchy, opening a new chapter for the Maison inspired by transformation and seduction. Her debut silhouettes paid tribute to Givenchy codes and the power of duality.

Julianne Moore, Pedro Almodovar, Isabelle Adjani, Cate Blanchett… The celebrity front row was packed for the Givenchy show, held in the majestic setting of the Paris Palais de Justice on the Ile de la Cité. Nobody wanted to miss one of the most eagerly awaited events on the Paris Fashion Week calendar, the unveiling of the first creations for the Maison by Clare Waight Keller, who was named Artistic Director of Givenchy last spring.

The 68 silhouettes in this first show definitely made an impression, revealing the British designer’s creative palette. In a proposition built on the power of duality,  Clare Waight Keller shared her vision of the Givenchy woman. Silhouettes in black and white were joined by vermillion and navy looks, elevated by tiger and leopard prints. Denim jackets had an eighties twist and bold shoulder cuts on jackets were paired with cascading pleated dresses with a plunging décolleté. Bags were carried or worn on the belt, accessorizing evening looks. The designer added some 20 men’s silhouettes to her first proposition for Givenchy as well, with noble materials,  jackets worn directly on the skin and skinny pants for a sharp runway look.

The creative energy from this debut collection opens a promising new chapter for Maison Givenchy. Everyone is already looking ahead to Clare Waight Keller’s first haute couture collection for Givenchy in early 2018.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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The House of Givenchy announces the appointment of Clare Waight Keller as Artistic Director

The House of Givenchy announces the appointment of Clare Waight Keller as Artistic Director

 

Paris, 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The House of Givenchy is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Waight Keller as Artistic Director, effective May 2nd 2017.

Clare Waight Keller will take on all creative responsibilities, including Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as Haute Couture.

Philippe Fortunato, Chief Executive Officer of Givenchy, states: “The teams join me in warmly welcoming Clare Waight Keller into the Givenchy family. I am very excited to see Clare bring her singular sense of elegance and modernity to Givenchy. By exploring our Maison’s 65 year heritage and the outstanding Savoir-Faire of its Ateliers, I am convinced Clare will help Givenchy reach its full potential.”

Bernard Arnault , chairman and CEO of LVMH, declares: “I am very happy to have Clare Waight Keller join the LVMH Group. I believe her widespread expertise and vision will allow Givenchy to enter the next phase of its unique path. I am very much looking forward to her contribution to the Maison’s continued success.”

Clare Waight Keller states: “Hubert de Givenchy’s confident style has always been an inspiration and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this legendary House’s history. I look forward to working with the teams and writing a new chapter in this beautiful story.”

Clare Waight Keller will present her first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in October in Paris, for Spring/Summer 2018.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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