Carven to Nina Ricci to Oscar de la Renta: Fashion Rumor Mill Musings

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Guillaume Henry. Photo courtesy of Joe Schildhorn/

Carven has long been at the top of my list of brands I would wear almost exclusively if my wallet allowed. Guillaume Henry put the house back on the map when he came in in 2009, making the brand a necessity for Parisian and wannabe-Parisian girls everywhere.

Now it’s been confirmed that after November, he will exit the house he help to rebuild. Carven’s CEO Henri Sebaoun told WWD that the company will continue uninterrupted with expansions and store openings and that they are in the process of appointing Henry’s replacement now.

Fashion gossip has us thinking Henry is headed to Nina Ricci to replace Peter Copping who will head to Oscar de la Renta– but the house has not yet confirmed. So, ears to the ground on that one.

While that might be the bigger news, personally, I will be eagerly anticipating Carven’s latest with the hope that the line retains the charming, feminine insouciance I’ve come to admire it for.