Clare Waight Keller leaves Givenchy

Clare Waight Keller leaves Givenchy
Clare Waight Keller is departing Givenchy after three years. (AFP)
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Updated 11 April 2020

Clare Waight Keller leaves Givenchy

Clare Waight Keller leaves Givenchy

DUBAI: Clare Waight Keller, who famously designed Meghan Markle’s wedding dress for her 2018 wedding to the UK’s Prince Harry, is stepping down as the artistic director of Givenchy.

The French maison announced on Friday that the womenswear show held on March 1, 2020, was Keller’s last collection for the fashion house.

“As the first woman to be the artistic director of this legendary Maison, I feel honored to have been given the opportunity to cherish its legacy and bring it new life,” Keller said in a statement.

“I have shared so many incredible moments with the brilliant Givenchy ateliers and design teams: your exceptional talent and dedication will forever remain in my memories,” the British designer added.  


James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die’ delayed again amid pandemic

James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die’ delayed again amid pandemic
Updated 22 January 2021

James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die’ delayed again amid pandemic

James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die’ delayed again amid pandemic

LOS ANGELES: The global release of the James Bond movie “No Time to Die” was postponed to October from April, its producers said on Thursday, another setback for movie theaters trying to rebuild a business crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The movie’s new debut date is Oct. 8, according to an announcement on the James Bond website and Twitter feed.

“No Time to Die,” from MGM and Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures, had originally been set to hit the big screen in April 2020 before moving to November 2020 and then April 2021.

The film, which cost an estimated $200 million to produce, marks actor Daniel Craig’s last outing as agent 007.

Cinema owners were hoping “No Time to Die” would kick off a rebound in moviegoing.

The pandemic devastated the film business in 2020, and ticket sales in the United States and Canada sunk 80%. That hurt independent theaters and big chains including AMC Entertainment, Cineworld Plc and Cinemark Holdings Inc.

With the virus still rampant in many areas, including in the key Los Angeles market, Hollywood studios appear reluctant to send their biggest films to theaters. Many cinemas are closed, and ones that are open enforce strict attendance limits to allow for social distancing.

The Bond franchise is one of the movie world's most lucrative, with 2015’s “Spectre” raking in $880 million at the box office worldwide, while “Skyfall” in 2012 grossed more than $1 billion globally.

The next closely watched movie is “Black Widow” from Walt Disney Co’s Marvel Studios, currently scheduled to debut in theaters on May 7.