Olivier Saillard on His First Steps at J.M. Weston
The curator-turned-artistic director of the heritage shoe brand talked to WWD about his Paris Men’s Week performance, his first shoe capsule and the symbolism of the brand’s new Champs-Élysées flagship.
PARIS — In the context of fashion’s spaghetti junction of hirings and firings, J.M. Weston took the industry by surprise when last June it revealed the appointment of Olivier Saillard as its artistic, image and culture director.
Even Saillard, who worked on 114 exhibitions in his roughly two-decade-long career as a curator and fashion historian, needed time to chew it over before accepting the position, though his background helped ease him into the role.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
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Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews