The House of GIVENCHY announced the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as creative director, effective 16th June, 2020.
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Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.
Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declared, “I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today. I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.”
Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, stated, “I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY. I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison’s exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.”
Matthew M. WILLIAMS stated, “I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. 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.”
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Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October.