Virginie Viard

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Virginie Viard
Born1962 (age 57–58)
OccupationArtistic Director
Years active1987-present

Virginie Viard (born 1962) is a French fashion designer currently working for Chanel.[1]


Virginie Viard began her career as an assistant to costume designer Dominique Borg.

In 1987, she joined Chanel where she worked in embroidery. Thereafter, she followed Karl Lagerfeld to Chloe before returning to Chanel where she became director of the fashion design studio.[2] She was appointed artistic director of Chanel fashion house in Paris from 2019, following the death of Karl Lagerfeld.[3]


Virginie Viard has four siblings: Arnaud, Françoise, Marianne and Benjamin.[4] Arnaud (born 1965) is a screenwriter and actor.


  1. ^ "Dans l'intimité de Virginie Viard, directrice de studio chez Chanel". 2015-04-27.
  2. ^ "Virginie Viard interview on Chanel - Crash magazine". 2015-06-11.
  3. ^ "Décès de Karl Lagerfeld: Virginie Viard lui succède à la création des collections chez Chanel". 2019-02-19.
  4. ^ "Adieu à Bernadette Viard". 2013-06-14.

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