Monday, February 2, 2009

Olivier Theyskens Leaving Nina Ricci?

Fashion Week Daily confirmed late last week that fashion-designer extrordinare Olivier Theysken would be leaving Nina Ricci. The blogsphere has been circulating this rumor since mid-December, following Theysken's much talked-about Spring 2009 presentation.

Here's what Fashion Week Daily has to say about the subject:

"Theyskens then replaced Lars Nilsson as artistic director at Nina Ricci in late 2006. Spring 2009 was his fourth and most controversial collection. Industry sources say that Ricci brass sat down with Theyskens in November to discuss adjusting future collections to the needs of the commercial market. Despite these efforts, it appears that Theyskens' tenure at Ricci is now in jeopardy.

Nina Ricci is owned by Spanish conglomerate Puig. The president of its fashion division, Mario Grauso, is widely believed to be one of the most astute businessmen in the fashion industry, known for his creativity and vision. He did not respond to repeated requests for comment."

Photos from top: Nina Ricci Spring 2009 Collection.

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