49 posts tagged "Olivier Theyskens"
Marc Jacobs was the guest of honor at the WWD CEO Summit dinner last night. With Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Olivier Theyskens, and Pamela Love, among other New York design stars, looking on, Jacobs sat down with WWD’s Bridget Foley for an engaging interview that ranged from subjects like his favorite living designer (Miuccia Prada) and current projects (a beauty line with Sephora) to his recent absence from Page Six (“Kanye and Kim have taken my thunder,” he said) to the virtues of living in New York City in the pre-cell-phone age. “Everything felt like a first. It didn’t get tired,” Jacobs said. “Now it’s different, but then there were places where young artistic people could live. Madonna performed at the Roxy before anyone knew who Madonna was. Or Jean-Michel Basquiat. So many people were coming up. There were pockets of creativity. And all of that seemed new. And it was pre-computers, too, so people actually talked to each other, and they did go to clubs. I don’t think there were iPhones or text messaging, so everybody either talked to each other or ignored each other, but they did it face-to-face.”
Describing the nonstop work as “like one prolonged day” between now and the Louis Vuitton show in early March, Jacobs alluded to an upcoming meeting about his Louis Vuitton contract. “So the contract,” Foley said, pressing him for more information, but Jacobs demurred. “We’re discussing that this week,” he said, as if to indicate that anything could still happen. When his boss at Louis Vuitton, Bernard Arnault, came up another time, Jacobs was more forthcoming. “I always feel like Babe the Pig, with the farmer, where Mr. Arnault will say, ‘That’ll do, Pig.’ He was very pleased with [Daniel] Buren [our Spring collaborator], and he was very pleased with the train [from Fall 2012]; he’s been a lot more forthcoming. But there’s been a good ten out of fifteen years where it was, ‘That’ll do, Pig.’ “
At the end of the interview, Foley invited the audience to ask questions. Martha Stewart was among the guests who spoke up. “I asked my Twitter followers what they’d like to know,” she began, “and they asked, Who’s your greatest inspiration? And if you cook, and your favorite color.”
“I love red, I don’t cook at all, and who inspires me? Well, all of the people I work with inspire me, and my friends inspire me. I couldn’t give you one name.”
Stewart pressed, “They also asked, Who’s your favorite porn star?”
“Well, my favorite ex-porn star,” he said, “is a guy named Eddie.”
Olivier Theyskens is putting the finishing touches on his pre-fall collection for Theyskens’ Theory, which he’ll show to the press this Friday. Today, we’re rewinding to Spring, debuting a behind-the-scenes video of the making of his September show. That’s a lot of seasons and dates to keep straight. If it makes your head spin, consider the designer and the people in the TT studios. Explaining the impetus behind the new clip, which was directed by his friend Olivier Bourdon, Theyskens said, “I was thinking it was good for people to see the seamstresses working. This was for me to show how amazing they are.”
To kick off MADE Fashion Week, Kate Bosworth sat down with some of her favorite designers, Cushnie et Ochs, Olivier Theyskens, Prabal Gurung, and Proenza Schouler, for a video series debuting exclusively here on Style.com. Up next: Prabal Gurung. Watch the “Made in Conversation” video above.
To kick off MADE Fashion Week, Kate Bosworth sat down with some of her favorite designers, Cushnie et Ochs, Olivier Theyskens, Prabal Gurung, and Proenza Schouler, for a video series debuting exclusively here on Style.com. Up next: Olivier Theyskens. Watch the “Made in Conversation” video above.
In the leadup to New York fashion week, designers go through hundreds of behind-the-scenes preparations to arrive at the completed show. This NYFW, we’ve sweet-talked a few of them into giving us an exclusive peek behind the curtain as they cast, score, style, and ready their presentations. Up next: Olivier Theyskens.
“Finalizing one of the beaded numbers in the collection.”
“I was feeling inspired by the deep sea so it’s a lot of black and navy this time around.”
“Making a few last edits.”
“You’ll be seeing some suits on the runway again today, that’s for sure.”