Get ready to hear Natacha Ramsay-Levi's name a lot more, because the designer has been named creative director at Chloé following Clare Waight Keller's six-year tenure with the iconic fashion house. Effective April 3, Ramsey-Levi will become Chloé's eighth creative director since it was founded by Gaby Aghion in 1952. "I am very proud to join a house founded by a woman to dress women," Ramsay-Levi said in an official statement from Chloé. "I want to create fashion that enhances the personality of the woman who wears it, fashion that creates a character and an attitude, without ever imposing a 'look.'"
The former creative director for women's ready-to-wear at Louis Vuitton—and right-hand to Nicolas Ghesquière, who hinted at her departure on Instagram just two days ago—will make her debut during Paris Fashion Week this fall when the house shows its S/S 18 collection. According to Vogue, prior to her role at Louis Vuitton, Ramsay-Levi worked alongside Ghesquière at Balenciaga for 11 years, where she started in 2002 as an intern, working her way up, eventually becoming design director. She's also the first Frenchwoman at the helm of Chloé since Aghion herself, which means come September, French-girl fashion is about to enter a new era.
Check out Natacha Ramsay-Levi's Instagram post announcing her big news.
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