Claire Waight Keller exits Chloé
She departs the maison after a six-year tenure
[Updated 31 January 2017] The rumours have been confirmed and Chloé's creative director of six years, Claire Waight Keller, will be leaving the brand.
"After six extraordinary years at Chloé I would like to thank Geoffroy and all my colleagues for their enormous efforts over the past years," Waight Keller said. "Working for this maison has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. Chloé is a brand with values close to my heart and I have truly enjoyed working with some of the best talents in the industry. I feel privileged to have worked for a maison with such a heritage and I am very proud of all that has been achieved."
Her last collection for the label will be for the Autumn Winter 2017 season on 2 March. As of now, her successor has not been named, although reports say that Louis Vuitton's Natacha Ramsay-Levi will take her place.
French fashion house Chloé may part ways with its current creative director Claire Waight Keller this March. The designer, who has helmed the label since 2011, will reportedly be replaced by Louis Vuitton's design director and second-in-command to Nicholas Ghesquière, Natacha Ramsay-Levi.
Sources told Reuters that one of the factors that played a part in Keller's decision to not renew her contract that ends in March, was the challenging commute between her home in London and office in Paris – she and her family moved back to London in June last year.
If rumours are true and Ramsay-Levi joins Chloé after her contract with Louis Vuitton ends in March too, her first collection for Chloé would presumably be for the Spring 2018 season.