• The Interview:Clare Waight Keller
    She defines effortless, carefree dressing at Chloé and, as NATALIE RIGG discovers, the British designer loves to practice what she preaches

    Photographs by ROBERT NETHERY

    Clothes don't make a woman's presence known, it's about creating pieces that enhance who she really is," says designer Clare Waight Keller, in her softly spoken voice. "The Chloé woman is confident about the way she dresses, with a sense of effortless femininity." Waight Keller's notion of nonchalant style is an update of one fundamental to the French fashion house, founded by Gaby Aghion in 1952. Aghion's intent was to create carefree, elegant clothing with less formality than couture. Gone were the restrictive, corseted cuts and in breezed the signature Chloé look with diaphanous

    STYLE RÉSUMÉ

    NAME: Clare Waight Keller

    PROFESSION: Designer, Chloé

    MY STYLE IS: Understated and classic with a tomboy twist

    MY FAIL-SAFE PIECE IS: A silk blouse. I have about 20 of them in every shade from cream to black

    Jacket by Chloé Pre-Fall 2013. All other clothing throughout, Clare's own

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