Clare Waight Keller, the designer behind Meghan Markle’s iconic wedding dress, has stepped down from Givenchy!
Waight Keller, a British native, announced her resignation on Instagram after three years as artistic director of the French fashion house. She highlighted what she has been thankful for during her time at Givenchy and everything she is looking forward to in the future.
“After three truly wonderful years, the time has come to close my chapter at Givenchy,” the post was captioned. “As the first woman to be the Artistic Director of this legendary Maison, I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to cherish its legacy and bring it new life.”
“Focusing on a world based on Haute Couture has been one of the highlights of my professional journey. I have shared so many incredible moments with the brilliant Givenchy ateliers and design teams: your exceptional talent and dedication will forever remain in my memories.”
“My heartfelt thanks go out to each of the unsung heroes and heroines behind the scenes, for their contribution from product to communications and retail, and every global team member, partner and supplier in between.”
“Without all of you, I could not have brought my vision for Givenchy to life in such a beautiful way.”
“I am now looking forward to embarking on the next episode. Love and creativity remain central to what I do, and who I am, as does a heartfelt belief in kindness, and the courage to be true to your art. See you soon, and most importantly, stay safe. Love, Clare.”
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