French Girl Cool: A Look Back at Clare Waight Keller’s Best Moments at Chloé

Dora Fung
·Market Director

After six successful years — both commercially and critically — Clare Waight Keller announced her departure from Chloé on Monday.

“After six extraordinary years at Chloé, I would like to thank Geoffroy and all my colleagues for their enormous efforts over the past years,” Waight Keller said in a statement. “Working for this maison has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. Chloé is a brand with values close to my heart and I have truly enjoyed working with some of the best talents in the industry. I feel privileged to have worked for a maison with such a heritage and I am very proud of all that has been achieved.”

The epitome of French girl cool and the laissez-faire attitude that comes with it, the Chloé girl has always been our style crush.

Waight Keller’s Chloé girl managed to capture back some of the acclaim of Phoebe Philo’s Chloé golden era — especially when the brand’s Faye and the Drew bags became the “it” bags of the past few seasons. Fans of the brand — including singer Adele, Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo, and Chrissy Teigen — have made the Chloé aesthetic their own, whether it’s for an ultrafeminine look or one with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll.

Here, we look back at Waight Keller’s tenure at Chloé and toast her next move. After all, she will now join the impressive list of Chloé alumni — Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and of course, Phoebe Philo —who have gone one to bigger and better things.

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