What next for Olivier Theyskens

With the house of Rochas due to close, Olivier Theyskens, one of fashion’s bright young talents, will have all eyes on him these coming months. Rumours abound that the designer is up for several new posts – including succeeding Phoebe Philo at Chloe and esteem American fashion house Oscar de la Renta, where he was spotted at last season’s presentation.

Theyskens, who won the International Award at the CFDA awards this year, took over in 2003, Rochas has become one of the most impressive collections on the ready-to-wear calendar, with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Kirsten Dunst showing their support by wearing it on the red carpet in recent months. While the financial state of the company is unknown, it is thought to have still been loss-making despite Theyskens’ burgeoning success.

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