The dark beginnings of Olivier Theyskens
Never did we had the chance to see his art in real life from such a near distance and there it was: his debut collection. We were introduced to a dark atmosphere referring to the haute gothic era that pinned his name in the minds of all couture connoisseurs. ‘She Walks in Beauty’ includes the well-known yellow gown, Modanna wore back in ’98, a courtesy of Olivier Theyskens himself.
As no touching was aloud we went on by admiring every other detail in the room. Like the broken ceiling that was part of the decor. Not only his clothes but also his proficient drawings were part of the spectacle.
Rochas by Theyskens
Starting from 2002 Theyskens became Rochas’ creative director and little did they know how he would change the signature style of the French couture house. In 2003 he presented his first runway collection as the creative helm of Rochas. This time around, he had almost blocked his gothic influences and kept the romance alive throughout all of his collections. It was almost like a manifesto of his love for elegant French couture. The exhibition shows his most prestigious body of work at Rochas. Just like his stunning Chantilly lace dress with black and silver cellophane embroidery.