31 July 2009

Olivier Theyskens

If I could sit on a bench with someone new every evening, this evening it would be Olivier Theyskens.

I love his work at Rochas, his uncompromising ideals and his dedication to nuance and refinement.

'I am interested in the idea of taste. And by taste, I mean opinion, inspiration and the craft of creating a personality through fabric and design.'

A 'perfect, made-to-measure business [like Rochas] can’t exist today. Everything is about business now, and fashion shouldn’t have to follow normal economic models — that's not the point. What happened to investing in beauty?'

the NYT

1. Illustration by Frédéric Poincelet
2. British Vogue, a dress from his debut collection for Rochas.