Chloé announces replacement for Paulo Melim Andersson
The house of Chloé has revealed that it is saying goodbye to its creative director Paulo Melim Andersson, just nine days after he presented the spring/summer 2008 collection in Paris. Hannah MacGibbon, a Central Saint Martins graduate and former assistant to Valentino, has been named as his replacement.
MacGibbon steps in from the design team, which was once headed by Phoebe Philo, encouraging Chloé's tradition to hire relatively unknown designers for the top job.
"Hannah has been an integral part of our company for many years and we look forward to the overall creative vision she will bring to the growing world of Chloé," said Chloé chairman and chief executive, Ralph Toledano.
"Paulo is a truly talented designer and we would like to thank him for his contribution to the House. I am totally confident that he will have a very successful career."
Melim Andersson began at the French label in 2006, presenting three collections to mixed reviews. The Swedish designer spent seven years at Marni prior to his appointment.