THE NEXT HALSTON? Halston is looking for a new creative director, and one name being bandied about for the gig is none other than Olivier Theyskens. According to sources, Vogue’s Anna Wintour is keen to find Theyskens, who recently exited Nina Ricci, a job in New York, and she is said to have been lobbying to get him installed at Halston. Over the past few months, the iconic brand has been putting its feelers out, and sources said it was at one point looking at Narciso Rodriguez and at London-based designer Marios Schwab to succeed Marco Zanini, who left the company last year after two seasons as creative director of the revived line. Halston executives said no decision has been made on a new creative director.
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SOMETHING LACROIX: More than 800 guests were expected to attend the wedding of French royal Prince Jean de France, the Duke of Vendôme, to Spanish-Austrian bride Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart, in the ancient city of Senlis in northern France on Saturday. According to the Belgian magazine Royals, guests attending the ceremony, which will be followed by a Champagne reception in the historic Château de Chantilly, include the Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium and Princess Mathilde, Prince Emmanuel-Philibert de Savoie and his actress wife Clotilde Courau and Pilar of Spain, the King of Spain’s sister. The future Princess, whom Christian Lacroix met during a couture show, is slated to wear a ruched ivory silk taffeta dress with pleated detailing and a tulle-covered sparkly bustier. She’ll team that with a mother-of-pearl, gold-embroidered Lesage jacket, a turquoise-stone tiara designed by her uncle and a centuries-old lace train handed down through the family. “It goes without saying that I was particularly happy to make, in our ateliers, this outfit that I wanted to be at the same time historic and contemporary,” Lacroix said Thursday.