British designer Clare Waight Keller is the new artistic director for Givenchy

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French fashion house Givenchy said on Thursday it had named British designer Clare Waight Keller as its new artistic director.

Givenchy, owned by luxury group LVMH, made the announcement in a post on its official Instagram account.

Waight Keller is taking over from star designer Ricardo Tisci who left at the end of January after twelve years at the helm of the label, which analysts said he had revitalized with a more dark and edgy vibe.

Waight Keller had announced earlier in January her departure from Richemont-owned fashion house Chloe.

Over the past twelve months, a string of star designers have left top fashion houses Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Lanvin and most recently Chloe.

About Givenchy

Givenchy is a French luxury fashion and perfume house. It hosts the brand of haute couture clothing, accessories and Parfums Givenchy, perfumes and cosmetics. The house of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy and is a member of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter.

It is owned by luxury group LVMH and in 1993 achieved a total sales worth of $176 million, making it the second largest apparel division of LVMH after Dior.

Source: Reuters

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