On Dec 3 (Thursday), Chloé announced that creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi, is leaving her role after four years at the Parisian luxury leather goods and apparel house.
In a statement, Ramsay-Levi said: “I have had the great privilege, with the support of Chloé’s teams, to express my own creativity, while refocusing the Maison on Gaby Aghion’s commitment to intellectual freedom and to fundamental values that unite all of us. I want to thank Chloé for this opportunity. I am equally thankful for their support in my decision to leave my position.”
She continued: “Over the last months of health, social and economic turmoil, I have thought about the changes I want to see in our industry and how to better align them with my own creative, intellectual and emotional values. It is this reflection that makes me consider my future differently and desire to pursue new opportunities.”
Chloé’s CEO, Riccardo Bellini said: “Natacha has made a great contribution to Chloé, bringing at its center the intelligence and sense of mission that were defined by our founder. She is an important member of that proud tradition of women who have designed at Chloé. Her creative leadership and her vision have written a powerful and meaningful chapter in our story.”
In the most recent Spring 2021 collection, Ramsay-Levi juxtaposes feminine and masculine in the most Parisian way. Contributing editor Jiawa Lu, who reviewed the collection, highlighted that the looks for this collection are “both soft and strong, delicate and confident.”
A standout showing during Paris Fashion Week, Ramsey-Levi connected the collection with pop culture by incorporating artworks into the pieces using silkscreens by Mary Corita Kent, who was an artist and activist, and also an American Roman Catholic religious sister.
Prior to joining the house of Chloé, Ramsay-Levi worked with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton.
A new creative director will be appointed “in due course.”