Monday, March 14, 2011

you only see what your eyes want to see

Olivier Theyskens SS 1999
Olivier Theyskens SS 1999
Olivier Theyskens SS 1999
Olivier Theyskens SS 1999
Olivier Theyskens SS 1999
Olivier Theyskens SS 1999
Olivier Theyskens SS 1999
Olivier Theyskens SS 1999
Olivier Theyskens SS 1999
Olivier Theyskens Spring Summer 1999

I am happy that going forward Theyskens' will be the overall artistic director for Theory, and Theyskens' Theory as well. I hope Olivier stays in this position. And yes, this is in part of me being selfish. I already like Theory, Olivier makes me like it even more. He had his hand at bigger fashion houses and it didn't work out for him. I don't find him at Theory as such an anomaly. I think if people actually paid attention to the work he did under his own label, instead of writing him off as just doing gothic dresses, they would be shocked at just how much tailoring was in there.


12 comments:

  1. This post will certainly help everyone along--look at that gorgeous detailing!

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  2. Wow, there is so much design in each piece.

    I like that he turtleneck had an open back.

    Also, the I6L styling challenge is up. What did you think of the series?

    XOXO

    -La Copine

    =)

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  3. Ah "Frozen"'s melody popped up in my mind!
    I'm not very familiar with Theory. The brand has a corner in a Paris dept store and I like what they offer but never took the time to try the clothes. Next time, I'll check it more closely.

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  4. I wanted to share with you a giveaway I am having on my blog for the celebration of my blog's 4 year birthday! I am trying my hardest to let all my readers hear about it! Old and new!

    Juliet xxx

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  5. These photos do show the tailoring you were talking about. The first time I'd heard of Theyskens was through Madonna in her Frozen phase actually, haha. I've always felt a disconnect to his work but I think his work with Theyskens might change that.

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  6. i basically want to marry every piece of clothing in this post. i think i am a goth girl at heart, somehow. i actually wish his pieces for theory were less "safe", and i'm thinking we'll get to see some of that as he spends more time there.

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  7. They were the announcement/invitation photos. We didn't actually have a wedding so the photos were more for show for our relatives. I almost regretted buying that Elin Kling dress thinking I would have nowhere to wear it, but thank goodness I did!

    Thank you!!! xo

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  8. i agree 100 percent....I find it a bit annoying when people label olivier theyskens as a goth designer. he is so much more than that. I love what he has brought to theory very cutting edge...but I will also love what he did for rochas and nina ricci. for me, olivier theyskens will always be an ethereal, and romantic designer....he can make the most amazing silhouettes.

    p.s. love that yellow dress...I remember when madonna wore that. it was so fashion forward :)

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  9. beautiful photos!

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  10. Given a framework he can do amazing things. I think it is always the case that unlimited freedom is worse for creativity than rules and regulations. Whilst I think his work at Theory is and will be amazing, I do rather wish someone would give him the backing, but also strict rules, so that he could do something more high fashion.

    Admittedly one of the largest problems he faced was producing the whole 'semi-couture' thing that was not economically viable, but if that could be reined in, he could create fantastic and sellable garments.

    And memory in fashion is so stunted it is unbelievable. I'm not surprised people forget his early work. I read an interview with Raf Simons in this month's UK Vogue and was stunned that she thought he would live the 'Jil Sander' life, not realizing a whole decade of his own line work. Same thing with Cathy Horyn at the NYTimes who does not seem to be aware of pre-Jil Raf. Does make you wonder sometimes.

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  11. I remember seeing Madonna wear that yellow dress, i think it was for some sort of fashion awards broadcast on VH1 or MTV? stunning frocks, loving each post you are doing of this designer ;)

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