French fashion house Chloé confirmed on Monday the departure of British designer Clare Waight Keller after six years as creative director. Rumors of her departure had been doing the rounds in recent months and a successor has yet to be named. Sources told Reuters earlier this month that the Richemont-owned Chloé was set to name Natacha Ramsay-Levi - second-in-command to Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere - to replace Waight Keller.
"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," Chloé said in a statement. The reasons for her departure were not disclosed.