Gabriela Hearst is the first female designer with a multi-cultural heritage to both Uruguay and the United States to take the helm of a Paris fashion house
Riccardo Bellini, Chief Executive Officer, announced today that Gabriela Hearst will be joining Chloé as Creative Director effective December 7th 2020.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome Gabriela Hearst at our Maison. I have always admired her vibrant creative energy and exquisite sense of quality and craft. Her powerful vision of more responsible fashion truly embodies the values and sense of commitment of today’s Chloé women. Gabriela is a forward-thinking woman and her creative leadership will be a positive force in further evolving and expanding our founder’s original vision of meaningful and powerful femininity.
– Riccardo Bellini, CEO Chloé
Bellini goes on to add, “Together, we share the conviction that we all have a responsibility to actively participate in the shaping of a sustainable future and look forward to jointly pushing Chloé to new heights.”
I am grateful for an opportunity at such a beloved brand as Chloé. I am thankful to Natacha Ramsay-Levi and all the other extraordinary designers that have come before her and helped build on the purposeful vision of Gaby Aghion. I am excited for the opportunity to work under the leadership of Riccardo Bellini and support him in his commitment to create a business that is socially conscious and in balance with our environment. I am also humbled to be able to work with the Chloé team to help execute this beautiful vision in creative and accountable ways
Born in Uruguay, Gabriela Hearst launch of her eponymous label in Fall 2015 after taking over the operations of her father’s ranch in Uruguay. In 2018, Gabriela was appointed to the board of trustees of Save the Children. For the Spring Summer 2020 collection, shown in New York in September 2019, Gabriela Hearst produced the first ever carbon neutral runway show. She is the winner of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize for Womenswear, 2018 recipient of the Pratt Institute Fashion Visionary Award, and 2020 recipient of the Frank Alvah Parsons Award. In 2020, she won the American Womenswear Designer of the Year Award at the CFDA Fashion Awards. The British Fashion Council awarded Gabriela as an Environment Honoree for her contribution in creating positive change within the industry at the 2020 Fashion Awards.
Her first collection for the Maison will be presented in March 2021. Gabriela Hearst will remain as Creative Director of her eponymous brand.
Hearst replaces Natacha Ramsay-Levi who after four years at the helm at Cholé, recently departed from the Parisian Maison to pursue personal opportunities.
Founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion, Chloé has been designed by a rotating cast of design talents including Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, Paulo Melim Andersson, Hannah MacGibbon and Clare Waight Keller.
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