Givenchy Taps Matthew Williams To Replace Claire Waight Keller As Creative Director

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Many had hoped that the open seat left behind by Waight Keller, the first-ever female artistic director in Givenchy’s 68-year history, would go to a person of color, more specifically, a Black woman. Instead, after three years of attempting to get back to the house that Audrey Hepburn made famous with Waight Keller, it seems that Givenchy wants to move in the direction it took during Riccardo Tisci’s 12-year tenure as creative director. Choosing a modern, streetwear designer like Williams, who’s worked closely with the likes of Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and Virgil Abloh, makes sense. However, given that streetwear is largely influenced by Black culture, yet dominated in the fashion landscape by white designers, we can’t help but think that uplifting a Black streetwear designer would’ve sent a better, more meaningful message to the industry, not to mention the Black community. 

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