It has been a busy few days for the fashion industry. Not only have fashion enthusiasts been preparing for the release of Sex and the City 2 but there have been some major shuffling and reshuffling at a number of fashion houses.
Ill-fated fashion house Emanuel Ungaro has finally found someone to fill the shoes of former artistic director Lindsay Lohan and ex-chief designer Estrella Archs. The Brit designer Giles Deacon will be taking over as creative director of the company and brings British stylist (and fashion journalist) Katie Grand with him.
Last August rumours were swirling that Jean Paul Gaultier would be leaving Hermès. Well the writings on the wall, though denied by Hermès’ PR reps, is true. JPG will be leaving the label after 6 years of service to “concentrate on his own projects”. He will be replaced by Lacoste’s Christophe Lemaire as artistic director for the womenswear line. JPG’s final show will be Spring/Summer 2011 and Lemaire’s first collection will be revealed in Fall/Winter 2011.
Olivier Theyskens has FINALLY found a designing gig (albeit a temporary one) after leaving Nina Ricci after in Fall 2009. Theyskens will be designing a women’s capsule collection for contemporary label Theory. Here’s to hoping this is a sign that he will be getting a permanent gig.
Last but definitely not least, the Gucci Group has named a successor at Alexander McQueen. McQueen’s right-hand lady and former head of design for womenswear Sarah Burton will step in as creative director of the label.
Of the new position Burton said, “The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy.”
And that, ladies and gentleman, is a wrap…for now.