Oliver Theyskens, ex-Nina Ricci designer, comes forth in Olivier Theyskens: The Other Side of the Picture, by Julien Claessens with his adolescent infactuation of getting a sex-change. The designer admits his obession with the beauty of women, resulting into imaginating if he were to become one. Theyskens, as a young boy, would tell his classmates he would move to America for the procedure, in addtion to drawing detailed images of women. He believes doing so is what led him into wanting to become a designer. Theyskens, at age 9, then realized it wasn't something he wanted to do, as he accepted the world of adrogyny. Today Theyskens is pleased with fashions interactions with adgrogynous looks, claiming he owns a few pieces he designed during his Nina Ricci term. He's self-titled himself as a "fantasy boy," not identifying his sex gender as a man nor woman. He tells London Times, "People who don’t know me sometimes call me 'Mademoiselle."
It's said that Selby will be shooting for Crate and Barrel, as rising It Girl, Becka Diamond, may be landing a starring role in the campaign. Though we're not sure how true this is - considering we've never seen a Crate and Barrel anything with people posing in it.
Regardless, kudos to Selby, as we promote his plot to take over Scott Schumans identity bloggers creating a substantial career for themselves.
Granted, one may flock home to review the latest flicks from famed streetstyle photographers moreso to see if you were photographed - in the likes of Jak & Jil, Streetpeeper and the Satorialist - yet, when the fashion week events are all said and done, and there's no one to pose for on the streets of New York, Milan and Paris, where is one to turn?
Yesterday, Burberry launched Art of the Trench, a brand new website devoted to chronicling the past, present and future of the iconic wardrobe staple. The site posts street style photos of people worldwide sporting their Burberry trenches. Art of the Trench has many future collaborations with street style and fashion photographers in the works, but they're setting the bar pretty high by commissioning Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist for the first collection of “trench portraits.” Professional photographers notwithstanding, Burberry invites you to submit your own photos of you or your friends wearing the Burberry trench. The site will select its favorite images to publish online to “create a body of images reflecting personal style from across the globe.”