Inspiration behind Chloe

Clare Waight Keller has been the Creative Director of Chloé since 2011.

She oversees all aspects of the Chloé universe from ready-to-wear to accessories, fragrance, and the See By Chloé collection.

Born in Birmingham, England, Clare completed her MA in Fashion Knitwear at London’s Royal College of Art after obtaining a BA in Fashion at Ravensbourne College of Art.

Her career began in New York at the age of 21, and includes a wealth of both men’s and womenswear experience garnered in the Ateliers of Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren Purple Label. After returning to London in 2001, Clare Waight Keller became a head designer at Gucci under Tom Ford. Upon Ford’s departure, the unique opportunity came to revive the British heritage house Pringle of Scotland, where she implemented an acclaimed rebranding project from 2005 to 2011.

Today she lives between London and Paris with her husband and three children.

“Chloé speaks to me on so many levels – firstly because it’s feminine. I love the free-spirited, effortless attitude of the Chloé girl. For me, Chloé is about that fabulous piece you can wear so many different ways, and the spirit of confidence you have when you wear it. Most of all, it feels real.” – Clare Waight Keller

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