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Chloé creative director Gabriela Hearst departs

French fashion house Chloé has confirmed the departure of Gabriela Hearst from her role of creative director, confirming rumours of Hearst’s leaving which first broke in early June.

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The Richemont-owned Paris fashion house issued a statement on July 6 noting that Hearst’s final collection for Chloé would be unveiled on September 28 during Paris Fashion Week for the spring/summer 2024 season. While a reason was not given for Hearst’s leaving, it is understood the departure was amicable.

Uruguay born Hearst joined Chloé in 2020, and lead its creative direction, alongside the design helm of her eponymous label for the past three years.

“I would like to congratulate Gabriela and her team for the vision and devotion they have brought to Chloé, for laying strong foundations for future growth and for being an inspirational maison for sustainability in fashion,” said Philippe Fortunato, chief executive officer of Richemont fashion and accessories.

“I am extremely proud of what Richemont, Gabriela Hearst and the Chloé team have accomplished together in the last three years.”

The confirmation from the Swiss luxury group comes one month after fashion media publication WWD first reported rumours of Hearst’s imminent departure from Chloé, with sources saying Hearst wished to focus on her signature brand and other projects.

The announcement follows last month’s news that Hearst had lined up a collaboration between Chloé and actress Angelina Jolie, who recently announced her intention to launch her own fashion house.