Clare Waight Keller

Clare Waight Keller

Name: Clare Waight Keller

Occupation: Artistic Director at Givenchy 

Industry: Fashion

How she got started: After completing a Bachelor of Arts at Ravensbourne College of Art and Masters in Fashion Knitwear at the Royal College of Art, she was hired by Calvin Klein on the merits of her graduate collection alone. 

Notable achievement: Following four years at Calvin Klein and a stint at Ralph Lauren, she started working as senior designer at Gucci alongside Christopher Bailey and Francisco Costa. In May 2011, she was named creative director of Chloé. By reinterpreting house codes with reverence and a modernistic romanticism that breathed new life to the Parisian brand, Keller crafted a personal legacy over her six years there that will enduringly be attached to Chloé.

Currently at: Givenchy, where she succeeds its longtime designer, Riccardo Tisci, and holds the position of the first female artistic director of the brand.