Hannah MacGibbon Out At Chloe, Clare Waight Keller To Take The Helm
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Another day, another shakeup at yet another fashion house.
Women's Wear Daily reports that Hannah MacGibbon is out as creative director of French label Chloé. She will be replaced by Clare Waight Keller, creative director of Pringle of Scotland, come June 1.
Rumors of MacGibbon's departure began in March. At the time, the New York Times' Eric Wilson wrote: MacGibbon's "contract is up after this season, according to people knowledgeable about the house, who said the reaction to her show on Monday could determine whether her contract is renewed. That said, it's unusual for a designer to negotiate a new contract so close to the expiration date of his or her last one, and what's more, Chloé is said to have already interviewed other designers."
A spokesman for Chloé immediately made the media rounds, telling Vogue UK and the like that none of that was true.
Alas and alack, it was. MacGibbon will "pursue new projects," as they say, after helming the brand since 2008 and working there for 10 years total. Chloé CEO Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye remarked in a statement, "We are grateful to Hannah for her contribution and commitment to Chloé. Her considerable talents will be missed."
Take a look at some highlights from MacGibbon's tenure at Chloé.