Theyskens was named creative director of the Parisian luxury house in February, and started working during France’s lockdown period. On Monday, he presented a collection highlighting Azzaro’s atelier work and heritage.
The house of Azzaro has appointed Olivier Theyskens to be its new Artistic Director, in a surprise move sure to receive an enthusiastic response as he is regarded as one of the industry’s most naturally gifted designers.
Familiars names like Azzaro and Ronald van der Kemp will take guest turns on the Paris Couture runway this July, as will some newcomers — Belgian label A.F. Vandervost and American labels Proenza Schouler and Rodarte.
The French do have a thing for their tragic singers, and few were more dramatic than the glamorous Italian star Dalida, the subject of a striking exhibition in the Palais Galliera in Paris that opens Thursday.