Following the departure of Riccardo Tisci in January, who had held the position since 2005, the new artistic director of French couture house has been named as Clare Waight Keller. She will be the second female designer to be appointed creative lead of an LVMH couture house in the company's history.

"Hubert de Givenchy's confident style has always been an inspiration and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this legendary house's history," said Waight Keller in a statement. In the same statement, Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH said, ""I am very happy to have Clare Waight Keller join the LVMH group. I believe her widespread expertise and vision will allow Givenchy to enter the next phase of its unique path."

It's an interesting move for Waight Keller who goes form overseeing four collections a year at Chloe to eight at Givenchy across women's and men's wear, accessories and couture. Will she bring along her celebrated bohemian aesthetic to Givenchy's sleek, modern gypsy? Watch this space. 

Clare Waight Keller is the first ever female artistic director of Givenchy