Olivier Theyskens and Boss Say He’s Staying at Nina Ricci

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Olivier Theyskens. Photo: Patrick McMullan

A little over a month ago, rumors surfaced that Nina Ricci designer Olivier Theyskens was having design differences with the bigwigs at Puig, which owns the label. He tells WWD:

“I am totally committed to Nina Ricci. None of us really know from where such rumors come up, but we are feeling very confident that things are going in the right place.”


Puig president Mario Grauso adds:

“I feel like, as soon as I hire somebody, there’s rumors about them leaving,” Grauso said. Theyskens’ contract is up in October, and Grauso added: “To be honest, Olivier and I haven’t started to renegotiate, but right now we’re fine. I can’t help but be pleased. He’s done a great job.”


So that clears the air, for now, sort of. With New York Fashion Week undergoing so much change, we'd like everything else in the fashion universe to remain intact. We can only take so much newness. Especially since easing stress by going to the spa is so gauche now.

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