It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for people who follow fashion musical chairs, that is. Guillaume Henry was already confirmed to be leaving his post at Carven, where he has been creative director since 2009. He was rumored to be taking over the top post at Nina Ricci, and now, reports The Telegraph, the house has confirmed that as fact. Henry will start his new position on January 5th and will show his first collection in February. “In addition to being an outstanding talent, Guillaume has the characteristics of a major designer: artistic vision, intuition, intelligence, charisma and curiosity, and a remarkable ability to attract and gather the best,” said Ralph Toledano, president of the fashion division of Puig, which owns Ricci.
Henry is replacing Peter Copping, who himself has been rumored to be headed to Oscar de la Renta. And thus far, there’s no news about Henry’s replacement at Carven. So we’ll just have to wait until the the music stops.