Chloé Gets New Creative Director, Claire Waight Keller

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The French design house confirmed one of fashion’s worst kept secrets Monday with the announcement of Hannah MacGibbon’s departure. (via NYT)

Claire Waight Keller, who was most recently with Pringle of Scotland, will assume MacGibbon’s post on June 1. MacGibbon has been Chloé’s creative director since 2008 and with the company for 10 years. “I will always have a deep affection for Chloé and am very grateful to the company for having given me this opportunity,” she said in a statement.

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Known for their collections of luxe but simple staples (blazers, trousers, blouses), Chloé has been a stopping point for famous designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney, and counts Natalie Portman and Kirsten Dunst among its celebrity fans.

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