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.
The French runway season will start one day earlier in September, with Christian Dior opening the season with an early afternoon on Monday, September 24, according to the official calendar released Wednesday afternoon.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the label will kick off the festivities through a couture collaboration with jet-setters Bianca Brandolini and Eugenie Niarchos, to be unveiled on 25 January during Paris Fashion Week.
Last, but by no means least, Paris limbers up to take the fashion baton from Milan. Starting on Tuesday until March 11, the French capital will round-off four intense weeks of womenswear previews with 92 runway shows.