December 2, 2020

Clare Waight Keller’s first Givenchy show is sweetness and light

The French fashion house’s first female creative director nodded to its heritage with a breezy femininity

Under previous designer Riccardo Tisci, rottweilers were a motif of the house of Givenchy. They snarled from T-shirts and sweatshirts worn by Rihanna and Justin Bieber. With his replacement by Clare Waight Keller, who presented her first collection on Sunday morning, the house has been given a new mascot in Purrkins, a silken black cat who stars in the latest advertising campaign wearing a Givenchy-logo collar.

Where Tisci’s afterparties were notorious for being the latest night of Paris fashion week, Waight Keller celebrated her first show with an afternoon of tea and games at the British ambassador’s residence in the city.

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