Meet the New Designer of Chloé: Clare Waight Keller
Another big designer move was announced last night: Clare Waight Keller is taking the Chloé reigns from Hannah MacGibbon, who is leaving Chloé after 10 years to pursue "new projects," according to WWD. What does this mean for the French luxury house and fans of Chloé's feminine sophistication? You can count on a continued emphasis on knitwear injected with a dose of sexiness. Waight Keller, who like MacGibbon, is British born, just finished a six-year stint as creative director of Pringle of Scotland, where she resurrected the heritage line into something modern and cool and reworked the line's knitwear. Before that, she worked under Tom Ford at Gucci, which means she knows a thing or two about sex appeal. Waight Keller will officially take over June 1, so we can look forward to seeing her first collection for Chloé at Spring 2012 Fashion Week. To get you acquainted with Clare Waight Keller's work, click our slideshow of highlights from her last collection for Pringle of Scotland.