Clare Waight Keller is leaving her role of creative direction, which she held for six years, according to Chloé. Rumors of the British designer's departure from the French fashion house have been swirling for months. Sources told Reuters earlier this month that the Richemont-owned Chloé was set to name Natacha Ramsay-Levi, Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghnesquiere's right hand, to replace Waight Keller.
According to a statement from Chloe: "By mutual agreement, Clare's last collection will be presented for the Autumn-Winter 2017-18 on March 2, 2017, with her departure effective March 31." The reasons for her departure were not disclosed.