The LVMH brand announced Matthew Williams as Claire Waight Keller’s successor earlier this week. The new creative director will start his new role on 16 June, and he is set to present his first collection for Givenchy in October.
“It’s been my lifelong dream to be in this position and it’s really surreal that it’s finally here,” Williams said in a voice message published on the French fashion house’s Instagram. “At the same time, it’s bittersweet because we’re living in unprecedented times in the world. I just hope in some way I can bring hope and … with my community and colleagues, create positive change for our industry and for the world. I’d like to use this platform to do so.”