Replacing powerhouse designer Clare Waight Keller, the 1017 ALYX 9SM founder Matthew M Williams comes in the art director position at Givenchy.
“I am extremely honored to join the House of Givenchy,” Williams said in a statement. “I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.”
As the art director, the 34-year old Californian will relocate to Paris and oversee as well as develop the creative output of the menswear, womenswear, and accompanying accessories, plus the brand image. Williams will also show his first collection for Givenchy in October.