Leçon de Mode


Thursday 10 March 2016 at 19.30

This event has already taken place.


What are the favourite images of Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens? What are his family recollections? The fantasies of his youth? On 10 March 2016, Jean-Philippe Theyskens, brother of Olivier Theyskens, art historian and lecturer for many cultural institutions, answered these different questions.


What topics were discussed during the conference “OLIVIER THEYSKENS. IMAGES AND MEMORIES FROM A CAREER”?


During the conference, Jean-Philippe Theyskens recounted the designer’s connections to Brussels. He returned to the Belgian stylist’s favourite images:

  • Romantic crinolines;
  • Gothic silhouettes;
  • Sharp sketches;
  • Portraits by Irving Penn or Annie Leibovitz;
  • Outfits worn by Nicole Kidman;
  • Dresses sported by Madonna and Kirsten Pieter.


The conference also presented a selection of his most beautiful creations:

  • the creations made in his name (1997-2002);
  • the creations produced for Rochas (2002-2006);
  • the creations designed for Nina Ricci (2006-2009);
  • the creations made for Theory (2010-2014).


The conference Olivier Theyskens. Images and memories from a career was held in Brussels on Thursday 10 March 2016.

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