Rumors have been flying since the autumn/winter 2011 Chloé snakeskin fashion show that creative director, Hannah MacGibon may not return because her three year contract was up. While it was said she was signed on for one more season, statements by the French brand released today say MacGibbon's contract was not renewed and replacing her as creative director will be Clare Waight Keller, most known as the turn-around creative director of Pringle of Scotland.
Clare Waight Keller
CEO of Chloé, Geoffroy de-La Bourdonnaye said, "We warmly welcome Clare to Chloé as we continue to define feminine elegance for the radiant, active and effortlessly graceful woman of today. Clare's unique talent and skilled eye is enriched through her deep experience across global fashion players and her highly acclaimed rejuvenation of a major heritage house."
Keller has also worked at Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and as a senior womenswear designer at Gucci under Tom Ford.
Chloé Spring/Summer 2007 ad
MacGibbon said in a statement, "I will always have a deep affection for Chloé and am very grateful to the company for having given me this opportunity."