For the last month or so, rumours have swirled that Chloé's British-born creative director Clare Waight Keller was getting ready to leave the label, especially after she relocated her family from Paris back to the UK. And now, it looks like the whispers were true. Last night, Chloé's parent company Richemont confirmed that Waight Keller was leaving the luxury fashion house after six successful years. Her final collection for Chloé will show at the A/W '17 collections in Paris on March 2.

"Clare has been a remarkable partner at Chloé over the past six years," said Chloé president Geoffroy De La Bourdonnaye in a statement to Business of Fashion. "She helped rejuvenate the legacy of Gaby Aghion, the first ever Chloé girl, by infusing a cool and easy breeze into the Chloé wardrobe, effortlessly mixing graceful and feminine 'flou' with a free-wheeling and boyish take on tailoring." He's certainly not wrong - Waight Keller leaves an impressive legacy of cult-status handbags and playful Parisian ready-to-wear, which was happily worn by It-girls the world over.

Au revoir: another major designer is leaving their post

"Working for this maison has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career," Waight Keller said in a statement. "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." There's no word yet on who will replace her, but some suggest it may be Natacha Ramsay-Levi, who is currently working alongside Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton as a senior director. Until we know, we guess we have one more season of beautifully breezy dresses to lust over...

Au revoir: another major designer is leaving their post